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Are you a 2L, 3L, MLS, or LLM student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law? Submit your scholarly research paper by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024, to be considered for the Exemplary Student Research Award! First place is awarded $500.00, and second place is awarded $250.00.

For more information, including eligibility, submission requirements, selection criteria, and application procedure, visit this page.
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This bibliography comprises scholarly books, book chapters, and journal articles published or accepted for publication by full-time, emeritus, and retired faculty of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law between October 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

Jessica Berch & Daniel J. Capra, It’s a Code: Amending the Federal Rules of Evidence to Achieve Uniform Results, 58 Wake Forest Law Review 549 (2023)

This Article identifies, explores, and attempts to resolve nine conflicts that have arisen in the federal courts regarding the proper interpretation and scope of the Federal Rules of Evidence. For each conflict, we set forth the
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This bibliography comprises scholarly books, book chapters, and journal articles published or accepted for publication by full-time, emeritus, and retired faculty of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law between July 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023.

Dan Bodansky, Advisory opinions on climate change: Some preliminary questions, 32 Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 185 (2023)

The recent requests for advisory opinions from the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights are understandable, given the slow pace of the climate change negotiations. But are
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This Friday, September 1, is the last day to be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card or a signed book by Professor Chad Noreuil. Five winners will be randomly selected. ASU Law students who make an appointment with a law librarian by September 1 will be automatically entered into the drawing. Early-semester appointments are a great way for 1Ls to learn about the library resources available to them.
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Secondary sources can be invaluable when beginning research in an unfamiliar area of law. American Law Reports (ALR) is a secondary source containing thousands of annotations which compile and summarize caselaw on specific legal issues. Before you start searching for cases, check to see whether there is an ALR annotation covering your research topic; a compilation of relevant caselaw may already exist!

ALR annotations are written by attorneys and updated regularly. They cover both state and federal law, and each annotation contains a table that lists all cited cases by jurisdiction. The complete ALR series is available on Westlaw.
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Members of the ASU Law community can use their Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw accounts to access legal news coverage across a variety of practice areas and industries. Subscribing to a topic-specific newsletter is a great option for anyone looking to stay up to date in a particular area of law.

Instructions on how to set up newsletter subscriptions are provided below:

Bloomberg Law This link will take you to the Subscription and Alert Management page for newsletters. Available newsletters are listed in the left column; to subscribe, use the corresponding toggle button in the right column. Your active subscriptions
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As we look towards the beginning of another exciting Fall semester, many 1L’s are wondering how to sign up for the plethora of legal databases the Ross-Blakley Law Library offers.  If your professor assigns you work via TWEN (Westlaw) or you would like to read cases on Lexis, I’ll give you an overview of the steps you will need to take to get those accounts up and running.

The Databases Email

It is crucial that you have access to your @ASU.edu email address when you start your courses.  That’s how you will get important information about your degree and also
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This bibliography comprises scholarly books, book chapters, and journal articles published or accepted for publication by full-time, emeritus, and retired faculty of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law between April 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.

Khaled Beydoun & Nura A. Sediqe, The Great Replacement: White Supremacy as Terrorism?, 58 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 69 (2023)

The events of January 6th 2021, and the era of emboldened armed white supremacist violence that surrounded the United States Capitol attack spurred state commitment to counter “white supremacist terrorism.” This unprecedented shift on the part of the federal executive
Continue Reading New Faculty Publications – Summer 2023

The Ross-Blakley Law Library is open and here to help you over the summer! However, the Ross-Blakley blog will pause its regular updates during this period in order to focus on long-term projects. To keep you engaged until the start of the next academic year, we’ve compiled a clickable list of newly added books for you to explore and borrow for your summer reading:

Artificial Intelligence 

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence 

The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence: Global Perspectives on Law and Ethics / DiMatteo, Larry A., editor.; Poncibò, Cristina, editor.; Cannarsa, Michel, editor. 

Comparative Law 

Comparative
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As we get new books throughout the year, we have been displaying them right as you walk into the third floor of the law library. Our, ever diligent, Circulation Team has been setting up this gorgeous collection of new books for your browsing pleasure. All of these books are available to be checked out immediately (first come, first served).

Some highlights from this month’s collection include:

Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone (eds), Social Media, Freedom of Speech, and the Future of our Democracy, Columbia Press (2023)

Curated by prominent First Amendment scholars Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey
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In light of the exciting new advances going on in generative AI, I thought it would be helpful to provide students with some high-quality resources so that you can wield this technology effectively. Obviously, this is still a developing field and you need to exercise caution when you are applying this technology.

Suffolk University Boston’s Law School’s Libguide, “Student Guide to ChatGPT”

This brief guide will give you the broad strokes of how what ChatGPT is and how you could potentially use it in law school (and beyond). It gives a brief technical overview of how the technology works and
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HeinOnline is a deep resource with tons of primary documents, scanned beautifully and OCR’ed for your research needs. If you are interested in a brief introduction to using HeinOnline for law school research, we have created one on our YouTube channel in our Introduction to Topical Research Databases.

Today HeinOnline released an exciting new addition to our law school accounts: Law Library of Congress Reports.

HeinOnline’s Law Library of Congress Reports collection was developed in conjunction with the Law Library of Congress. It contains more than 3,000 reports on foreign, comparative, and international law written by the Law Library of Congress
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The Law Library provides you with unlimited access to a number of premium resources while you are in school and even after you graduate. But it’s important for you to know that your access may change during the summer or if you graduate. You may face limitations while using these platforms for non-academic work, such as representing clients in a commercial law firm.

Summary of Legal Research Platform Access

ServiceSummer AccessPost-Graduation AccessImportant NotesBloomberg LawUnrestricted access (academic or commercial use).6 months after graduation.Lexis Unrestricted access (academic or commercial use).6 months after graduation. Can apply for 12 months of access if working
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Are you looking for a reliable and comprehensive research guide to international and foreign law? Look no further than the Ross-Blakely Law Library’s guide. This guide provides researchers with detailed information on all aspects of international and foreign law with individual pages for each of the following sections:

Secondary Sources 

Embark on your legal research journey with the aid of secondary sources, which offer invaluable insights and comprehensive overviews of a wide array of legal topics. Delve into our curated list of essential secondary sources, encompassing legal encyclopedias, scholarly law reviews, and authoritative treatises. For instance, you might consult
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