The Law Library is planning a series of early summer Research Workshops for summer associates and externship participants. We will also be hosting sessions specifically for our recent graduates later this summer, after the bar exam. We are seeking student input for the topics to be covered as well as the timing of the workshops. Please take this three question survey to offer your opinion: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GBVR9Y
Please e-mail Tara Mospan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, as well as to get on the notification list for upcoming workshops. Thank you and we look forward to your response!
The Law Library is pleased to announce that thanks to a new agreement with Westlaw, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law graduates will now have 60 hours a month of Westlaw access for 18 months after graduation; this access can be used for either commercial (paid) or educational purposes.
In addition, all current and graduating students are gaining immediate access to Drafting Assistant and Doc & Form Builder, as well as a number of other powerful practice-ready transactional tools on Westlaw.
* Graduating students must activate their 18 month password extension within their Westlaw account.
Online Study Skills Materials
The Ross-Blakley Law Library is pleased to provide you with online access to hundreds of study aids to help you prepare for classes and exams. Whether you are a returning student or it is your first year in law school, you will find study aids for virtually every course you will take. All these titles are available for online viewing 24/7 and you can highlight, take notes and even print.
Please note: The first time you go to access the Study Aids Subscription, you will need to create a West Academic account. Use this link to Sign in or Create an Account.
Print Study Skills Materials
Not all study skills materials are online. To help you succeed in law school, the Ross-Blakley Law Library staff has created a print Study Skills Collection. Located in the Reserve Reading room on the first floor of the Law Library, the collection brings together an array of study aids, legal research and writing texts, exam, and bar exam materials.
Books in the Study Skills Collection may be checked out for two weeks and are renewable twice. Flash Cards may be checked out for one week and are not renewable. Study Skills materials have a seven day grace period, and will be billed the replacement charge and overdue fee on the eighth day overdue. If you have any questions about or suggestions for the print collection, please contact Leslie A. Pardo, Head of Access Services, (480) 965-3579.
The library staff looks forward to meeting you soon at orientation. Please come visit us at the following events:
Monday, August 17th: 8:30-9:30am
Room 109 – Legal Research Password Distribution
Tuesday, August 18th: 8:30-10:00am
Room 109 – Legal Research Password Distribution
Tuesday, August 18th: 1:00-2:00pm
Law Library lobby – Free Root Beer Floats at the Law Library Open House
In the meantime, be sure to access our 1L Orientation Guide. This guide provides information on library hours and services, materials to help you prep for class and exams, and instructions on how to access the library’s print and electronic study aids.
Are looming final exams getting you stressed out? Is your graduation paper giving you fits? If so, come to the Law Library to meet Blakley our therapy bobcat. Blakley will help sooth your frazzled nerves and put you at ease. One of our librarians found Blakley living in the Rural Road parking structure. Blakley was lured to the Law Library with just a few bowls of milk, a big steak, and a little coaxing. (A photo of tasty looking law students didn’t hurt either.)
If you would like to make an appointment to spend some stress free time with Blakley, stop by the Circulation desk to make an appointment or use our new Online Bobcat Therapy Reservation System. Blakley generally stays in the all-night study room but at times can be seen roaming the library in search of law students so he can help them cope with the rigors of law school.
If you haven’t figured it out already, Happy April Fool’s Day!
What: Practicing attorney legal research panel. Lunch from Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop provided.
Who: All interested students are welcome. Please RSVP if you would like lunch.
Where: College of Law Room 105
When: Tuesday, March 24th, 12:15-1:15pm
Questions? Contact Tara Mospan (email@example.com) to RSVP or for more information.
Due to a planned power outage, the Law Library will be closing at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
The All Night Study Room will be unavailable.
We will reopen at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Visitors to the Law Library
For those of you who make photocopies, print or scan documents at the Ross-Blakley Law Library at Arizona State University, please note the following changes on how you pay for copying and scanning.
The print account funding system has changed, effective December 29, 2014. The Law Library’s printing and copying system utilizes the University’s Print Anywhere program. In order for visitors to print, copy, or scan at the Law Library, they must first purchase a Print Anywhere Guest Card from any Sun Devil Bookstore location. Bookstore hours may vary, so please plan ahead if you need to purchase a card. Cards can be purchased in $6 increments. This is enough to make 50 8.5×11 b/w copies.
Printing no longer requires the creation or funding of a Print Anywhere Account. Visitors with a balance remaining on their Print Anywhere account can use the card until the funds have been used entirely. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PrintU Office. To learn more about the change, please visit Canon’s Print Anywhere Funding Update page.
ASU Students, Faculty & Staff
Printing and copying charges for ASU students, faculty, and staff will be charged to your MyASU account. The Print Anywhere program is not applicable to printing in the Law Student Computer. Computer Lab is restricted to law student use only and printing charges are handled by the IT Department.
The Law Library will have shortened hours Wednesday – Friday this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday:
Wednesday, November 26: 7 am – 7 pm
Thursday, November 27: Closed
Friday, November 28: 8 am – 5 pm
We will resume regular hours on Saturday, November 29.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
West Study Aids are available online to all Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law students. Gilbert Law Summaries, Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells, Sum & Substance Quick Reviews, Exam Pro Series, and others covering more than 350 areas of law are available
To access the online collection, go to http://eproducts.westlaw.com/LearnMore/StudyAidsHome.aspx
You will need to login to your Westlaw account to gain access to the collection. A link to the study aids is also available under the Services for Law Students section of the Law Library’s home page. Accessing these books through your Westlaw account allows you to personalize use, including highlighting text, full text searching and creating a list of favorites.
So if your favorite study aid is checked out from the Law Library’s Study Skills Collection, no worries. Just check to see if it is available on Westlaw.