Law Library Closure: Saturday & Sunday, October 9th-10th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 8. October 2010 11:15

Hi all!

Next week is Fall Break here at PhoenixLaw! In observance of Fall Break, the law library will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, October 9th & 10th, 2010. Enjoy this brief break (pun intended!) in your studies! Relax! Go see a movie! Relish in the cooler weather!

The Law Library's hours for next week, Monday- Friday, October 11th-15th 2010, are: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (reference hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Normal hours resume on Saturday, October 16th (no reference hours on the 16th & 17th).

As always, check out changes to our hours at

Enjoy your time off!

IOLTA in Arizona

by Rob 7. October 2010 10:43

Under the Arizona Supreme Court rules, interest on lawyers trust accounts (IOLTA) supports programs for education and legal services to the community. Lawyer retainers or money owed to third parties accrue in interest-bearing trust accounts and the accumulated interest is tapped for the IOLTA program. IOLTA supports the non-profit Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education with programs such as legal aid to the poor and law-related public education. One Arizona based IOLTA example is . Another example of IOLTA funds in action is the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Other states also participate in IOLTA programs and more that $2 billion has been transferred into these programs since IOLTA began in the 1980s.  Yearly in Arizona $2.5 million is provided to support services.

See for more.  


Justice Stevens Interview & New Supreme Court Term Begins

by Sarah Prosory 5. October 2010 14:00

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NPR recently interviewed retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who for the first time in 35 years was not on the bench on Monday, as the Supreme Court opened it's new term.

Several articles discuss the Court's first day: USA Today covers Monday's events as well as the Associated Press. The Wall Street Journal has musings about newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. You can also check out SCOTUSblog which covers the arguments of the Supreme Court with more analysis.

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

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

Current Events in Your Practice Area

by Kristin Moye Pruszynski 30. September 2010 16:30


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.

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