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To check out law library books after November 25, you can place a request through the library catalog.  When the items are ready, library staff will contact you to arrange a time to pick up the books in the first floor lobby.  If you are unable to pick up the books in person or need assistance with placing a request, contact Carrie Henteleff. In most cases, you will be able to keep your library books until the beginning of the spring semester.  If you need to return library material over break, you have several options: Items can be…
The Law Library has an abundance of resources to help you prepare for your exams. Our online study aids subscriptions will help build your confidence. Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids West Academic Study Aids CALI tutorials are written by law faculty and librarians from American law schools. They are reviewed and revised on a regular basis. The lessons are designed to help you become accustomed to taking multiple-choice examinations and provide feedback to your answers. Our print Study Skills Collection is located on the third floor of the Law Library across from the Circulation Desk. The collection brings together an array of…
With stare decisis imbuing law and legal study with a sense of tradition, you might hesitate to deviate from the well worn strategies to prepare for your finals. But the law is a dynamic beast, and if something isn’t working for you, it’s up to you to make a change. Study aids are increasingly catering to the vast diversity of learning methods that suit different law students best, from visual aids such as flow charts to practice questions to audio and visual resources. MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWCHARTS Flowcharts guide you through a legal issue, asking questions about the…
Arizona, the home of twenty-two federally recognized tribes, is rich in the culture of indigenous peoples, and Arizona State University’s law school has built a strong record of promoting study of Indian law and policy since its inception. The Ross Blakley Law Library joins the federal government in observing November as Native American Heritage Month, honoring the traditions of North American indigenous peoples. Federal institutions are joining to provide webinars and webcasts highlighting Native art and heritage, as well as contemporary issues, such as voting rights, facing indigenous communities. The library provides abundant resources on tribal law…
We at AsktheJudge.info have decided to break with tradition and our apolitical policy since 2007 by greeting a new day for America. Today, November 7, 2020, the presidential election has resulted in former Vice-President Joe Biden becoming the country’s president-elect. He will be sworn in The post The People Have Spoken appeared first on Askthejudge.…
Much of law school involves looking ahead: I am in a professional school and want to make connections and do the right things academically to get my dream job. Unfortunately, it also involves looking behind: did you spot that issue in the Torts final? Visualizing our ultimate success can help make it so! But some of the best advice you’ll get in law school is to quietly leave it in the past after you turn in an exam. Post-exam celebrations (be safe) with friends can be fun, not stressful re-enactments. Be here now. You will be able to save so…
West Academic has a new, interactive resource to provide instant feedback as you prepare for final exams. The popular Exam Pro Objective series, featuring multiple choice practice questions for core law school subjects, now has an interactive quiz feature that provides a modern spin on exam prep. When you have signed in and navigated to an Exam Pro title, click on “Interactive Practice Questions” in the box below the book title and image, and then click “Launch.” This opens the page containing multiple practice exams of twenty-five questions each. Click on “start” or “continue” to take a quiz. There, you will…
Studying, cold calls, and exams constitute just one important aspect of the law school experience. Landing a dream clerkship, government placement, or law firm associate position will be easier for students who get involved with your fellow students and professors at the law school, as well as with practicing attorneys and judges. Getting prepared for your mixers and interviews is an important skill to develop during your law school career. You have already begun to form the professional networks that will help you succeed in the profession. And it’s important to make a good impression in the classroom, through the…
1Ls: Would you like some expert help and a chance to win a signed copy of Prof. Noreuil’s book, The Zen of Law School Success? Make an appointment to Meet with a Librarian and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of 6 copies of Prof. Noreuil’s book which offers a comprehensive approach to succeeding in law school based on the principals of simplicity and balance. Our expert librarians can provide you with 1L memo assistance. We can teach you how to conduct a preemption check, help you choose a paper topic, offer feedback on your research…
Why do law librarians and legal writing professors make such a big deal about the cite-checking process? In this blog post I will give some examples of legal research and cite-checking (or Shepardizing) gone horribly wrong.  Imagine that you’re standing before your legal writing professor and arguing your appellate brief, or that you’re being shadowed by your supervising attorney during your first court appearance, or that you’re presenting your brief to a senior partner that you greatly admire.  Now imagine that you didn’t take the time to properly check your work and missed a crucial piece of information.  As a…
We need your help. We are assessing the Law Library’s reference services during these unprecedented times. We want to ensure you are receiving the help you need, whether it is finding a resource, using databases, citation help, or anything else. Your feedback on this short survey will enable us to serve you better.  Take the survey here: Reference Services Survey If you take the survey and provide us with your email address, you will be entered into a drawing for the prize of your choice.  1-year subscription to the Bluebook Online A copy of Prof. Charles Calleros’ book, Law School Exams:
CALI Lessons are online interactive tutorials that cover narrow topics of law. CALI publishes over 1,000 lessons covering 40 different legal subject areas. These lessons have been used over 10 million times by law students over the years. To access CALI, click here. #1- CALI Lessons are another way to learn the law.CALI Lessons are another way to learn the law. They are interactive web-based tutorials that both teach and apply your understanding of what you just read. You learn the law from casebook readings, faculty instruction, and from supplements. Many commercial supplements are not written by law faculty…