When you receive the LSSSE Survey on March 11, support your library. Why? What has the library done for you?
- When you felt lost in the morass of legal sources, we assisted you.
- When you did not know about study aids, we showed them to you.
- When you needed to learn about primary and secondary sources, we instructed you.
- When you were overwhelmed researching your AWR, we supported you.
- When you recommended we buy a book, we added it to the collection.
- When your externship provided only Lexis, but you did not know how to use it, we taught you.
- When you forgot that book for class at home, we had that book for you.
- When you forgot your reading glasses at home, we lent them to you.
- When you needed white noise, we provided you with a personal fan.
- When you had problems with TWEN or D2L, we fixed them for you.
- When you needed that CALI code, we emailed it to you.
- When you needed statistics, foreign laws or interdisciplinary journals, we guided you to them.
We need your assistance. Support your library, rate our assistance on the LSSSE survey.
Pretend you are the attorney for James Dean’s (Hollywood icon and star of Rebel Without a Cause, Giant and East of Eden) estate. You learn that someone is using the “handle” @JamesDean on Twitter. Where could you go to get the language for a “Social Media Platform Agreement”? Answer: The Practical Law library on WestlawNext. Where could you learn more about the “Post Mortem right of Publicity”? Answer: The Practical Law Practical library on WestlawNext. For more information on the case go to @JamesDean.
Most of the materials on Practical Law relate to business law and are from the perspective of the business attorney, although some have applications in other areas of law and other contexts. Materials available include:
Practice notes (including "Overviews" and "Toolkits")
Standard documents and clauses
Before the arrangement with Westlaw you had to set up a separate account to access Practical Law. Now you can get it directly through WestlawNext's Homepage:
We’re in the home stretch of the Fall semester and you know what that means: lots of holiday shopping and lots of finals preparation! If you are sick of hitting the books and want a different way to study, the library has you covered.
CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) is a great tool for interactive learning. Through CALI, you can access hundreds of lessons written and edited by law faculty and librarians. These lessons cover 35 legal subjects, from Civil Procedure to Wills and Trusts and everything in between. You can even take a lesson on how to conduct primary and secondary legal research in Arizona! CALI lessons provide substantive education, assessment in a variety of formats (including multiple choice questions), and even immediate feedback.
It’s easy to access: just visit www.cali.org. If you’ve already registered, just log in with the username and password you created. If you need to register, you will need the school’s authorization code. You can get it by visiting or calling the library’s Legal Research Help Desk (602-682-6898), or by emailing Anne Herrington at aherrington@AZSummitLaw.edu. Once you’ve logged in, you can find lessons by searching or browsing by legal topic.
So if you want a new and interactive way to prepare for finals, check out CALI!
Call numbers are derived from a classification system used by libraries to organize materials into classes (subjects) so like materials are shelved together. Our Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System which is often used by academic libraries in the United States and other countries. You may be more familiar with the Dewey Decimal Classification System, most often used by public libraries. You can find call numbers on the spine or cover (lower left corner) of the material. Call numbers also appear in the results list and item records in the catalog. If an item in the catalog doesn’t have a call number then it’s an online resource.
The call number can be narrowed into very specific subjects:
a. K is for Law
b. KF is for Law in the United States
c. KF801 is for Contract Law in the United States
d. KF801.A7 is for Casebooks on Contract Law in the United States
e. KF801.Z9 is for Study Aids on Contract Law in the United States
Now that you know what a call number is you can use this information to locate materials in any academic library. Find study aids on Contracts in any collection (or library) by looking for items with the call number KF801.Z9. Many call numbers contain the publishing date to help ensure you select the latest edition. Glannon Guide to Contracts, KF801.Z9 S49 2013 was published in 2013. Finally, find a greater number of materials on a subject by looking for materials with similar call numbers.
*For more information on call numbers please refer to the library maps located at the Research Desk.
Each month there are New Arrivals in the library. Check out
the ebooks, print titles, and latest editions of study aids that
have been added to our collection in August.