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10/02/2008 at 12:00 AM
For following the current news about the U.S. and global economy, banking, and financial markets, daily issues of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times are available on the newspaper stands in the Law Library.  Previous issues of these newspapers are kept on Reserve for a few weeks.  LexisNexis offers full-text access to articles from all three newspapers.  Westlaw provides full-text access to the contents of The New York Times as well as abstracts from The Wall Street Journal.  The websites of these newspapers offer varying amounts of free...
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09/24/2008 at 12:00 AM
OMG!  Having a mini-meltdown because your Legal Methods professor has asked you to search a digest for cases?  Do not despair! Help is only 30 minutes away!  Plan to attend a 30 minute session on digest research conducted by Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  Three 30 minute sessions will be held in Training Lab 1 on the following dates and times: Monday, September 29th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00 If these times do not work for you, please contact Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  She is open to scheduling additional...
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09/18/2008 at 12:00 AM
Second-year student Casey Lee is the new Westlaw student rep with third-year student Katherine “Kathy” Sulentic continuing as a Westlaw student rep for the 2007-08 academic year. Their job involves making sure all the equipment runs correctly, checking the mailroom for any items delivered to Westlaw, helping our Westlaw Academic Account Manager Mark Jackson with any issues he may have, conducting one-on-one training with students, assisting both faculty and staff with any Westlaw products, holding marketing events, and answering student questions.  In order to better acquaint you with...
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09/17/2008 at 12:00 AM
Second-year students Sara Mazzochi and Alexandra “Lexi” Nolin were recently hired as LexisNexis student reps.  Their job responsibilities include helping or training anyone who needs help at RWUSOL in LexisNexis products and research techniques, making sure the LexisNexis equipment, including the printers, run as they should, assisting our LexisNexis Representative Steve Albro with anything he might need and conducting marketing events throughout the course of the year. In order to better acquaint you with them, here is some interesting information about each one! Sarah graduated from...
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09/10/2008 at 12:00 AM
The Main Computer Lab and Training Lab 1 will be used closed for first-year LexisNexis and Westlaw training sessions on the following dates and times: Wednesdays - September 10, 17, and 24 and October 1 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursdays - September 11, 18, and 25 and October 2 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  for makeup training sessions as needed. During those dates and times, please refrain from sending print requests to the...
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09/03/2008 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the CALI tutorials, the Law Library’s collection has various study aids on numerous legal subject areas.  These study aids include the nutshells and hornbooks published by Thomson/West.  Other study aids are published by LexisNexis and Aspen Publishers.  LexisNexis publishes the “Understanding...” series and Aspen Publishers publishes the Examples and Explanations series.  Foundation Press, an independent affiliate of Thomson/West, also publishes the Concepts and Insights series on various areas of the law. To view available titles in these series, search...
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08/28/2008 at 12:00 AM
With CALI, you get free access to over 700 lessons in 32 legal subject areas.  You can use the relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learned in class.  You can access CALI on the internet in addition to using the CD that you received in your orientation packet.  Ask a librarian on duty at the Reference Desk for the School of Law’s authorization code.  For details about using CALI, here is a video from YouTube.
Posted by Library Blog
08/27/2008 at 12:00 AM
During the academic year, librarians are available to provide you with reference/research assistance.  They offer explanations of the process of legal research, show you how to use a particular tool or database, make suggestions about research strategy, and assist you in tracking down items which are not on the shelf. In order to better assist you during the fall semester on the weekends, a librarian will be available for reference assistance from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except for lunch time) on most Saturdays.  Excluded are the Saturdays of August 30, October 11 and November 29....
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08/20/2008 at 12:00 AM
The School of Law Library staff welcomes our new and returning students.  We wish all our students much success in their academic endeavors. For first year students, library tours will be held September 2 through September 4.  Students will receive an email attachment containing the schedule of the library tours.  The schedule will be posted on the glass to the left of the entrance to the library on August 25.  The email will also contain details about the tour such as starting location and length.  Questions about the schedule should be directed to Nan Balliot. Also...
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07/30/2008 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the major commercial websites for legal news such as the ABAJournal.com, FindLaw and Law.com , check out JURIST.  JURIST is the only law school-based website for legal news.  In 1996, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Bernard Hibbitts created the website as “Law Professors on the Web.” The website was initially a clearinghouse of online legal materials authored by law professors. The website’s current name JURIST was officially adopted in 1997. Contents of JURIST include U.S. and world legal news, opinions of recently decided U.S. and foreign cases,...