Lawyers, Marketing, Olympics, AWR?

by Sarah Prosory 31. July 2012 15:47

Reading my RSS feeds, I came across an interesting topic, which is timely: lawyers and marketing at the Olympics. This one blog post, led me on a quick adventure (seriously like 5 minutes), and I ended up pondering- could someone use this topic for their AWR paper? Anyone? Bueller? Here's what happened:

First I saw this blog post and thought what an interesting job for a lawyer: Olympic Lawyers Shadow Torch's Every Move to Prevent 'Ambush Marketing' (Legal Blog Watch).

Later I saw another blog post on a related note, marketing at the Olympics... and breaking the rules? See, Headphone Maker Beats Marketing Rules at Olympics (CNET.com) followed by a friendly reminder: U.K. Olympic Athletes Banned From Wearing Beats (CNET.com).

Curious about this topic, I Googled "lawyers marketing olympics" and found a law journal article from 1996! See, 3 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 423 (1996) Ambushing the Olympic Games; Davis, Robert N., This article is in the HeinOnline database, and from there I wondered if anyone has written on the subject of ambush marketing since 1996... so I used their ScholarCheck feature. This showed me that there were several articles written since then (2003, 2005), but perhaps an update to these articles is in order?

Image from HeinOnline

In summary, I used an RSS feed of legal blogs to give me current news, which sparked an interest in a topic, which got me to use the HeinOnline database to search law journal articles, which showed me that this topic is in need of another updated article! A great process to find a topic and begin your research for your AWR paper.

What are you writing for your AWR? Do you need help with your research? Check out our AWR Liaison Librarian Program! Or just visit us at the Legal Research Help Desk in the Law Library on the 14th floor! Email us or call us at (602) 682-6898!

Will You Be an iPad Lawyer?

by Sarah Prosory 25. July 2012 08:09

Saw this neat blog post today, titled "What I Bring to Court" from the Lawyerist.com. It discusses going paperless to court.

The Lawyerist blog has lots of great posts on legal technology, as well as starting your own firm/hanging up your own shingle. Check it out!

Image from Sean MacEntree via Flickr.com

Accessibility to Electronic Resources Via QR Codes

by Lidia Koelbel 14. June 2012 11:21

What in the name of everything that

 

is legal are these odd looking

 

pictures all over my law library?!

These are signs containing QR codes which you can scan with a smart

phone or iPad.

 

Scanning these codes will link you directly to the electronic book's record

in the Library catalog.

 

All that is left to do is log into your library record and enjoy the

electronic book right there on your mobile device.

 

If you do not have a mobile device, you can still access these titles by

following the link printed below the QR code or searching the catalog by

title.

 

Are cases on Regional Reporters also available electroncially?  It seems

the library only has the Pacific Reporter as far as Regional Reporters.

Yes!  Those cases are conveniently available electronically through

Westlaw and Lexis.  If you are in the Library, you can scan these QR codes

and you will be linked to the Regional Reporters record on the catalog.

 

Have questions and do not want to walk all the way to the Circulation or

Reference areas?  Scan these barcodes and chat with a Librarian. 

Unfortunately, chat will not work on iProducts because you need Flash. 

Flash and iProducts just don't get along.

 

Let us get with the times.  Electronic Resources are here and now!!

Library Workshops for the Week of March 19-23, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 16. March 2012 10:39


                  

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Want to learn how new apps for your smartphone or tablet can assist you with legal research? Need to better understand how The Bluebook is organized so that you can properly cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

Legal Apps for Mobile Devices & Tablets - Come discuss and learn about current legal apps for smartphones and tablets. Be sure to bring your devices!

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Bluebook Basics - Geared toward the practitioner, this workshop will help you construct citations for your court pleadings and motions.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 7:40-8:30 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:00-12:50pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

 

 

LinkedIn Workshop Wednesday, March 7th 2012

by Sarah Prosory 6. March 2012 14:31

Want to become an expert on using the fastest growing social networking tool, LinkedIn? Join us for a workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th, at Noon in room 1737! Brought to you by the Center for Professional Development and the Phoenix Law Library! FOOD will be served!

Come learn tricks to make your LinkedIn profile stand-out, as well as tips for getting your name known in the field.

Hope to see you there!

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