16. April 2013 11:27
Are you currently enrolled in an externship or working as a legal intern? Need some help researching Arizona laws? The Law Library is offering a workshop on Arizona Practice Research, Wednesday, 4/17 from noon-1pm in Classroom 1337. This workshop, part of our Law Practice Series, will introduce you to important resources for Arizona legal practitioners, including many free or low-cost alternatives to the major commercial vendors.
Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics during the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.
Don’t forget the Library now offers legal research instruction tailored for your study group! Any group of 5 or more can order a custom session. To request a session, complete this form.
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10. April 2013 16:27
The video of Fastcase CEO Ed Walters' presentation at last month's ReInvent Law Silicon Valley 2013 Conference is now available for viewing on the ReInvent Law Channel (hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog). Here's the direct link to Walters' Who Owns The Law: Private Ownership of Public Law, and How to Stop It.
Going to practice in Arizona? You might want to know who owns the law in Arizona, a topic that is included in the Library’s workshop “Arizona Practice Research” being offered next Wednesday, 4/17, from noon-1:00 in Room 1337.
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4. April 2013 09:00
The D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the decision to list polar bears as an endangered species. According to the court, “a number of industry groups, environmental organizations, and states challenged the Listing Rule as either overly restrictive or insufficiently protective of the polar bear.” This might be an excellent issue for an AWR!
In addition to the legal materials that you can find on Westlaw and Lexis, you should also explore the scholarly, non-legal resources in ProQuest Research Library on endangered species, climate change and the effects of the loss of polar bears on Native Peoples. ProQuest Research Library can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s website under Library Databases. If you need help searching ProQuest, you can always drop by the Legal Research Help Desk, Ask a Librarian or if you are a self-learner, check out this research guide about how to use ProQuest Research Library.
Another Proquest Database, Proquest Congressional has this research guide on endangered species.
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3. April 2013 10:00
Putting the final touches on your AWR? Need help finding additional sources? Well don’t worry about skipping lunch, we’re coming to you!
That’s right, for the rest of the semester professional research librarians will be available in the Student Lounge on the 20th floor from 12-1pm, Monday through Thursday, to assist you with any research questions you might have – big or small!
Also, if you want to learn more about mobile apps for legal research the roving librarians will be using iPads and can demonstrate some cool new apps and help you navigate them.
Speaking of iPads, did you know that the Law Library owns several iPads that you can check out? That’s right! Just visit the Circulation desk during regular hours and we’ll get you all set up!
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