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Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
09/20/2008 at 12:00 AM
Orientation seems like it’s a million years away! In just a few short weeks, we’ve begun classes, made friends, and gotten waist deep in law school!  While professors remind us that we are in the “walk” phase, I’m a little out of breath!  Work in law school is very different than work in undergraduate courses:  it requires much more careful reading, thinking beyond the text, and asking the tough questions, like “what if” and “what does this mean?” Most of what we are doing is reading and briefing cases, and trying to come up with what the courts say the rule is when dealing...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by Hala Furst
09/15/2008 at 12:00 AM
Meta-Studying So as I lay on my futon, reading a literal mountain of cases, watching Raising the Bar on TNT, I realize two things: 1. Zach Morris needs a better hairdresser, and 2. I have gone through the looking glass. Just as Grey’s Anatomy somehow made the drudgery of spending hours on end covered in other people’s blood, never sleeping, and generally becoming emotional train-wrecks sexy for medical students, so this show attempts to make the grueling hours spent pushing along the machinery of the criminal justice system seem “hot”. I’m not entirely convinced, but that might just be...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
09/08/2008 at 12:00 AM
Orientation is over, and classes have gotten underway; but before I get into that, I’d like to tell you a little bit about orientation, and what you can expect. Orientation brings with it so many mixed emotions-- excitement that all the hard work of studying for and taking the LSAT, filling out applications, writing application essays, and figuring out what you want in a law school, have finally culminated in this moment; uncertainty about what law school will be like, if all the stories you’ve heard will prove true, whether everyone will be smarter than you, whether the work load will be too...
Posted by Hala Furst
09/07/2008 at 12:00 AM
The second year has started off at a record pace. Already we’re two weeks in, one week which was short, in fact, and I’m once again up to my eyeballs in school work, extracurriculars and clubs, and the added stress of second year: the job search. I barely feel like I had a summer this year, and already I’m looking for a job for next summer. This is kind of ludicrous, really, when you think about it. After one year of law school I’m supposed to know what kind of law I want to practice, where I want to practice, how I want to practice, all of it. The reason for this is that if you’re very lucky...
Posted by Library Blog
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...