Arizona Summit Law School librarians offer informal workshops designed to help you with your legal research and writing. These workshops are geared toward a variety of students and study areas.

Workshop Descriptions

Law Practice Series

Real World Research — via Elluminate

Learn about essential legal resources for research—including those that are free. Discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis: Fastcase. Fastcase provides access to a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes and secondary sources.

Technology for Lawyers 

Come learn and discuss current legal apps and other technologies that lawyers are using.

Arizona Practice Research — via Elluminate

Learn about the most important legal resources for Arizona research — including those that are free — which will be essential to your internship/externship.

Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) Series

Getting Started on Your AWR
This workshop will expose students to the pre-research process. Students will learn to identify research sources in order to narrow down topics and determine whether a chosen topic is practical with enough accessible, available research. This workshop will also include a discussion on setting personal research deadlines.

Filling in the Gaps in AWR Research
This one-on-one session will help students evaluate research to determine how to fill in research gaps and what research sources are available beyond Westlaw and Lexis. The AWR liaison librarian can show examples of published scholarly works and help students understand the typical structure of publishable legal scholarly writing. Bluebook strategies can also be introduced.

Bluebooking for AWR Papers
This workshop will help students refine AWR papers by reviewing the use of footnotes and how to correctly use Bluebook conventions.

Other Workshops

Study Aids
Learn the tricks of the trade for using Westlaw Study Aids and the library's academic success collection.

Bluebook Basics
Geared toward the practitioner — review how to cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals and Id. Come to us with any questions you have about the Bluebook, and we’ll do our best to help you find the answers.

Customized Research Instruction
Legal research instruction tailored for your study group. Any group of five or more can order a custom class.

To request a customized research instruction session, please click here.

If you have any questions about Arizona Summit Law School library workshops, please contact us at 602.682.6898.

Contact the Library

Circulation:   602.682.6897 or email
Research:     602.682.6898 or email
Hours of Operation: Extended Finals Period Hours: April 8th to April 20th
Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
13th Floor: Open 24/7
Legal Research Help Desk:
Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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