9. April 2013 10:21
Don't live in pre-historic times...
Stay current with technology used by practicing lawyers!
This Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 12-1pm in classroom 1337 the law library is offering a workshop titled Technology for Lawyers. Come learn how to use your tablet or smartphone to conduct a variety of legal tasks like word processing, e-filing, time tracking & billing, and blogging. You’ll also learn about some innovative software for presenting your case in the courtroom. This workshop is designed to be interactive, so please bring your devices!
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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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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2. April 2013 12:45
"Law and the Movies" is the library's new and improved movie collection.
The collection is located on the east side of the library and is organized alphabetically by title. The collection is comprised of movies that have some relation to the law and cover a wide range of genres.
Up to 5 items can be checked out at one time and kept for 7 days with no renewals.
So if you have some down time and want to take a breather, checkout one of our over 400 DVDs to enjoy!
Also, if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our DVD collection please leave us a suggestion in the box located in the middle of of the DVD collection or online here: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarysuggestions
2. April 2013 11:28
Click on Library Services from the home page and scroll down to New Arrivals to view the new editions of study aids, print titles and DVD's that were added to the collection!