Library Workshops for the Week of October 4, 2010

by Sarah Prosory 4. October 2010 13:05

Hello everyone!

It is all about The Bluebook this week, as the Law Library presents several workshops for all students that will help you review how to cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id. Here are the dates & times for the week of October 4th, 2010:

Monday 10/4/10:
 Noon, The Bluebook
 5pm, The Bluebook

Tuesday 10/5/10:
 Noon, The Bluebook 
 
Wednesday 10/6/10:
 Noon, The Bluebook
 5pm, The Bluebook
 
Thursday 10/7/10:
 Noon, The Bluebook
 7:40pm, The Bluebook

Friday 10/8/10:
 Noon, The Bluebook
 3pm, The Bluebook
 

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

Current Events in Your Practice Area

by Kristin Moye Pruszynski 30. September 2010 16:30

Source: Morguefile.com

Want a quick update so that you can keep up with the latest news in your practice area?  Try the Law Professor Blog network to find blurbs about recent cases, legislation, and publications! This page has links to other Law Professor blogs that are updated frequently by legal scholars to keep you informed about a host of topics in a number of practice areas.  Click here for the landing page where you will find links to numerous law professor blogs indexed by practice area.

Library Workshops for Week of September 27, 2010

by Sarah Prosory 27. September 2010 11:33

The Arizona Revised Statutes as seen in the PhoenixLaw Library!

Hello everyone!

This week it is all about statutes! Join us to learn how to find them and how to read them, with special attention to what’s most important when reading a statute.

Monday 9/27/10:
 Noon, LP1: Statutes
 5pm, LP1: Statutes

Tuesday 9/28/10:
 Noon, LP1: Statutes 
 
Wednesday 9/29/10:
 Noon, LP1: Statutes
 5pm, LP1: Statutes
 
Thursday 9/30/10:
 Noon, LP1: Statutes
 7:40pm, LP1: Statutes

Friday 10/1/10:
 Noon, LP1: Statutes
 1pm, LP1: Statutes
 3pm, LP1: Statutes
 

All workshops are held in the Computer Lab on the second floor of the Tower building, within the Law Library.

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

Celebrity Justice

by PSL Law Library 22. September 2010 11:54

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If you’re anything like me you take a look at TMZ once an hour... oh I mean day. Wink It’s a great way to take your mind off your next class and decompress.  Also, if you find that you still need your law fix you can find it there too.  Mixed among the stories of celebrity hookups and wardrobe malfunctions are the celebrity arrests.

A recent arrest involved heiress Paris Hilton.  Ms. Hilton was arrested on Friday, August 27 for possession of cocaine.  Take a look at the story that TMZ posted, with a link to criminal complaint.  There’s a popular belief that celebrities get softer sentences than your average citizen, I know you’re shocked to hear this.  With this in mind I was curious as to the sentencing guidelines for this charge and unfortunately my friends at TMZ didn’t do their due diligence (at least in this posting) so I had to do the research myself. 

I decided to look up Nevada Revised Statute 453.336 using Westlaw (Directory > U.S. State materials > Statutes & Legislative Services > Statutes Annotated - Individual States & U.S. Jurisdictions > Nevada Revised Statutes (State Version) - Annotated.)  I placed “NRS 453.336” in the natural language search box and selected the first result.  I would tell you my discovery but what would be the fun in that?  Wouldn’t you rather practice your research skills and conduct the search yourself?

On Monday, September 20, 2010 Ms. Hilton plead guilty to two misdemeanors in the cocaine possession case.  You may be asking yourself, how long will Ms. Hilton be behind bars?  The answer: she won’t spend a minute in jail, and instead she will pay $2,000 in fines, perform 200 hours of community service and complete an intensive substance abuse program.  So did Ms. Hilton get off easy? You be the judge.

Library Workshops for Week of September 20, 2010

by Sarah Prosory 20. September 2010 08:57

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Hello everyone! It's the beginning of a new week! Here's a listing of events the law library is conducting for the week of September 20th, 2010:

Tuesday 9/21/10:
 3pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)
 
Wednesday 9/22/10:
 4pm, SRU Workshop: Arizona Legal Research
 6pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)

Thursday 9/23/10:
 3pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)

Friday 9/24/10:
 11am, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)
 Noon, SRU Workshop: Arizona Legal Research
 2pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. View descriptions of these workshops and others here.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

Have a terrific week! Cool

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