How Google Works

by Rob 17. November 2010 12:03

How Google Works.

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Finals--Choose to Manage Your Stress

by Library 15. November 2010 13:47

In just a few weeks, law students will be starting their final exams. As finals approach, stress levels tend to rise. I decided to do some searching in Westlaw for articles that may provide tips for stress management. My terms & connectors search (stress /3 relief & "law students" & exam!) retrieved 28 articles in the Journals & Law Reviews (JLR) directory.

One interesting, short article written by a law student at Washburn listed the following techniques to help with stress management: positive thinking, exercise, focusing on the long-term goal, laughter, camaraderie, and even avoiding negative people and the negative consequences of harmful stress management. Pamela Taylor, Stress Relief, J. Kan. B. Ass'n, Oct. 2009, at 14.

The author suggests releasing worry by first explaining the worry and then brainstorming for solutions. For this author, utilizing this technique helped her raise her grades one grade in almost all of her classes during her second semester in law school. Perhaps this one page article would be worth reading!



Research | Tips

SRU Workshop: Free Online Legal Sources, Wednesday Nov. 10th

by Sarah Prosory 8. November 2010 15:16

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One final SRU Workshop for this semester... join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 4pm in the computer lab to learn all about Free Online Legal Sources!

RSVP here. Questions? Call 602-682-6898 or email.

Final FastCase Workshop of the Semester This Friday Nov. 5th!

by Sarah Prosory 4. November 2010 12:00

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Are you an alumni of Phoenix Law and a current member of the State Bar of Arizona? Are you a current student at Phoenix Law and plan to be a member of the bar in the future?

Come learn all about FastCase! This SRU Workshop open to all students, faculty, and alumni, will help you discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research of a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources. FastCase is also free to those who are members of the State Bar of Arizona.

Details: Friday, November 5th, 2010 at Noon in the Teaching/Computer Lab on the 2nd floor of the Tower.

Please note, this is our last FastCase workshop for the semester!

RSVP is not required, but is available.

Questions? Email or call (602) 682-6898.

Facebook Trial Court Documents on Westlaw

by Sarah Prosory 3. November 2010 16:35


I was doing some research in Westlaw today, and on the "Westlaw" tab they were highlighting some new trial court documents. As quoted from Westlaw (you will need to log-in to Westlaw to view the links): 

"Check out these new trial court documents: Lawsuits featured in The Social Network: Saverin Cross-Complaint against Zuckerberg and Facebook: 2006 WL 6627814; Zuckerberg complaint against Saverin: 2008 WL 8099168 Winklevoss/Connectu Complaint against Zuckerberg and Facebook: 2007 WL 1230524."

I recently saw the movie, The Social Network, so these documents really sparked my interest. I never had heard of the Winklevoss twins until I saw the movie, so this was a treat to view the documents! Thanks Westlaw!

Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below!

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