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.
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.
- Real World Research — Module 1
- Real World Research — Module 2
- Real World Research — Module 3
- Real World Research — Module 4
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.
- Arizona Practice Module 1 — Overview and Online Sources
- Arizona Practice Module 2 — Statutes, Cases and Regulations
- Arizona Practice Module 3 — Practice Materials, Legislative Information
- Arizona Practice Module 4 — Keeping Current, Top 10 and Help
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.
Learn the tricks of the trade for using Westlaw Study Aids and the library's academic success collection.
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
Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Watch a video about the new catalog.
- Basic Concepts in the Law of Evidence with Irving Younger
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Courtroom View Network (CVN)/ AudioCaseFiles*
- Foreign Law Guide
- Legal Reference Services Quarterly
- Making of Modern Law
- Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
- Oxford Scholarship Online
- Practical Law Company
- ProQuest Congressional
- ProQuest eLibrary
- ProQuest Research Library
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
- U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs Digital Archive
Library databases are ONLY accessible by students, faculty and staff of Arizona Summit Law School. If you are off campus, you will be asked for your name and library barcode number. ( *requires username and password )