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.
If you were following the recent affirmative action case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, then you might be interested in a research guide compiled by the UT Law Library. http://tarltonguides.law.utexas.edu/fisher-ut
The guide provides full-text access to all of the pleadings in the case, from its original filing in the W.D. of Texas. In addition, you can find links to significant scholarly articles on affirmative action, as well as a news archive detailing the history of the Fisher case.
This is a terrific resource, especially if you are interested in writing your AWR on affirmative action!
Human Rights Writing Competition for Law Students & Recent Grads
Conference on Violence Against Women—Boston, MA
Posted: 02 Jul 2013 04:22 PM PDT
"The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law announces a writing competition for current JD Students and 2012 and 2013 JD graduates in the United States. The organizers are looking for papers that address human rights issues or human rights-based approaches to economic and social justice. Papers addressing domestic violence from a human rights perspective will receive special consideration within this competition. The winner of the writing competition will receive $500, as well as an invitation to attend the PHRGE 2013 Institute in Boston, MA, Nov. 7-8, 2013. By attending this conference, the winner will have the opportunity to present his or her paper to other institute participants. The 2013 PHRGE Institute is co-sponsored by the Due Diligence Project and will explore states obligations to end violence against women. For details see PHRGE Student Writing Competition Announcement."
From: Legal Scholarship Blog