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10/30/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice. These books and others on job searching are shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection located next to the Law Library Print Center. All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days. Here are some recommended books to read when you have some time after...
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10/23/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to texts for legal writing, the Law Library’s collection also has publications to consult for writing seminar papers.  These publications include Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers, 3d ed. by Elizabeth Fajans and Mary Falk (Reserve, KF250 .F34 2005) and Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, 3d ed. by Eugene Volokh (Reserve, KF250 .V6 2007).  Older editions of these publications are shelved in the open stacks with the same call number except...
Posted by Library Blog
10/16/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library’s collection has various study aids on numerous legal subject areas. These study aids include the West/Thomson Reuters hornbooks and nutshells, the LexisNexis ”Understanding...” series and Aspen Publishers Explanations and Examples series of study aids.  Current editions of these study aids are on Reserve while older editions are shelved in the law library stacks. The library has prepared a series of guides by subject area to the study aids in the collection.  The guides are now accessible via the Law Library’s website.  There are guides for the first year...
Posted by Library Blog
10/08/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library subscribes to various databases for legal research.  Among them are the BNA subject databases such as U.S. Law Week, HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library, the Foreign Law Guide, LexisNexis Congressional, the Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926, and the United Nations Treaty Collection.  Use of these databases is restricted to faculty, staff and currently enrolled students of the School of Law. To access these databases from off-campus, you will need to use the library’s proxy server. Click here for instructions for setting up your browser to use the proxy...
Posted by Library Blog
10/02/2009 at 12:00 AM
From the ABA Journal’s website is a recent story about Florida U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Presnell who criticized attorney David Glasser’s motion for dismissal as “riddled with unprofessional grammatical and typographical errors that nearly render the entire motion incomprehensible.” Judge Presnell also criticized attorney Glasser for failing to obtain a stipulation of dismissal from the defendant as required by the procedural rules and ordered him to re-read both the local and federal rules in their entirety.  The legal tabloid AbovetheLaw provides Judge Presnell’s mark-up...
Posted by Library Blog
09/25/2009 at 12:00 AM
During the academic year, all students receive a weekly email from the Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox containing highlights from BNA’s U.S. Law Week database.  Updated weekly, BNA’s U.S. Law Week is the premier database for news about recently decided federal and state cases and activities of the federal agencies.  Also included within the database is legal news about the President and the U.S. Congress. The U.S. Law Week’s Supreme Court Today database tracks the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term. A notable feature of U.S. Law Week is the...
Posted by Library Blog
09/18/2009 at 12:00 AM
As you use LexisNexis and Westlaw for your legal research, the Law Library staff encourages you to reduce the amount of paper you print from the LexisNexis and the Westlaw printers located in the Law Library’s Print Center. For starters, consider using the double-sided LexisNexis printer (label # 710305) or the double-sided Westlaw printer (label #S5443). Both LexisNexis and Westlaw enable you to print a cite list of your research results or restrict the portions (also referred to as “fields”) of the document(s) to view which in turn will limit what you print. When using LexisNexis to search...
Posted by Library Blog
09/11/2009 at 12:00 AM
Do you.... Need help with researching cases or statutes?  Writing a paper for a class but do not have a clue as to where to begin your research?  Citation questions?  Difficulty using Westlaw or LexisNexis?  Wondering if the law library’s collection has a particular book?  Don’t be shy, ask the Reference Librarian on duty to help you with these questions! A Reference Librarian is available to assist you with research from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and until 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.  Except for the holiday weekends (Columbus...
Posted by Library Blog
09/01/2009 at 12:00 AM
Westlaw training sessions will be held September 8 through September 11.  All Westlaw training sessions are in the Main Computer Lab Introductory LexisNexis training sessions for half of the 1L class will be conducted September 9 through September 11 in the Training Lab (adjacent to the Reference Desk) with the remaining 1L class receiving training on September 16 and September 17 in the Main Computer Lab.  Advanced LexisNexis training sessions for the 1Ls will be held in the Main Computer Lab on September 23, September 24 and September 25.  For more information about the...
Posted by Library Blog
08/26/2009 at 12:00 AM
The LexisNexis and Westlaw printers were recently moved from the Main Computer Lab and the Training Lab (formerly Training Lab 1) to the new Library Print Center (formerly Training Lab 2).  Printing from LexisNexis and Westlaw is still free!  If you have questions related to LexisNexis and Westlaw printing, ask the Computer Lab assistant on duty or the Reference Librarian on duty.  Westlaw student reps Casey Lee and Nicole Lutz can help you with Westlaw printing and LexisNexis student reps Alexandra Nolin and Sarah Mazzochi can help you with LexisNexis printing during their...