28. January 2013 15:55
One of the best things about the first day of classes is so far no one has earned any not so good grades for the Spring 2013 semester. And everyone can take a hard look at her or himself and ask that age old important question. “Did [I]spend time on practice questions throughout the semester?”
Read more of Prof. Jarmon’s tips in Evaluating Your Study Habits, Student Lawyer (Jan. 2013) http://www.americanbar.org/publications/student_lawyer/2012-13/jan/study_habits.html
And don’t forget everyone is invited to attend the Study Aids Workshop and learn the tricks of the trade for using your library’s Academic Success Collection and Westlaw electronic study aids.
Study Aids Workshop --- Feb 5 at Noon in the 13th floor Teaching Lab, room 1337.
26. January 2013 12:14
Constitutional? Argue among yourselves.
See the proposed bill that will require high school students to take an oath to receive their diploma. It is available at the Arizona State Legislature website. Click the link below:
The politicians introducing the bill are Representatives Thorpe, Borrelli, Seel, Shope, Smith: Dial, Livingston, Senator Crandell.
22. January 2013 15:40
Lance Armstrong’s wealth is estimated to be $100 million but after his confession in Oprah’s interview that will probably need to be recalculated. Read more about the real and potential lawsuits involving Armstrong in this NPR article.
Interested in learning more about Lance Armstrong’s legal woes and his career? Take a look at ProQuest eLibrary for news articles, transcripts, and pictures. Don’t forget that WestlawNext and Lexis also have legal and general news files. Or, for assistance finding other authoritative news sources stop by the Legal Research Help Desk.
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15. January 2013 10:54
Law school is all about studying. Reading and studying.
This article from Time magazine caught my eye, as it discusses the best learning techniques for retaining information. Surprisingly, reading and highlighting are mentioned as not being as effective as using flashcards! The article goes on to explain how taking practice tests and using flashcards are great because, "[r]esearch shows that the mere act of calling information to mind strengthens that knowledge and aids in future retrieval."
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10. January 2013 09:42
Do you need to sharpen your Westlaw, Lexis, or FastCase skills? Each of these databases has a variety of training options. Here are some highlights:
Earn a WestlawNext certification that you can put on your resume by going here and logging in with your One Pass information. WestlawNext certifications are available in two different subject areas, Research More Efficiently and Research More Productively. Earning a certificate requires completing lessons online and earning at least a 70% on an accompanying quiz.
If you would rather watch a video to learn more about researching, visit the Lexis YouTube channel.
If you are planning to become a member of the State Bar of Arizona, a benefit of membership includes access to FastCase. Show future employers that you took the initiative to become proficient in FastCase by completing training like webinars and tutorials.
Of course, PhoenixLaw students can always get one-on-one training from a librarian including at the Legal Research Helpdesk, by phone, email, appointment, or chat!
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