Category Archives: Law Library Services

West Study Aids Available Online to All College of Law Students

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.

Technology Enhanced Study Room

The Technology Enhanced Collaborative Space (TECS) is located on the first floor of the Ross-Blakley Law Library in room #112D. TECS is intended for collaborative work or study specifically for groups, defined as two or more users actively using the room and its technology. The room has a capacity for five people and includes the following equipment:

  • Media table specifically developed to promote collaboration
  • Computer
  • Laptop Connectivity for 5 laptops
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • Two 37” video displays
  • Skype Capabilities

Study group participants can share content from their laptops on the two 37” video displays by pressing the corresponding switcher. Analog laptop electrical outlets and audio outlets are provided for each user. Students can access and share information by allowing all participants to contribute their ideas quickly and seamlessly.

Reserving TECS
TECS may be reserved up to one week in advance in person at the Circulation Desk, by calling 480-965-6144, or online through Law Interactive via the Group Study Room Reservation system under the room labeled TECS Law Library Room 112D. Your ASURITE username and password is required for making reservations in the online system.

We Want Your Feedback
The Law Library staff is in the process of planning for the new downtown building. We would like to know how you like TECS. Please email Leslie Pardo with any comments or suggestions you have about the new technology enhanced study room.

New Law Library Services

Welcome to a new school year.  The Law Library staff is excited to see all the new faces and our returning students. We were very busy over the summer developing new services to make your life easier.  Three of the new services are:

You can read more about our new services below.

Scan on Demand
Do you need help gathering your research? Strapped for time? Let the Law Library HELP! We will scan and email to you print materials you need from the Law Library or any of the ASU Libraries for free. We will email you your requests usually within 48 hours or sooner.  This service is available to Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law degree seeking students.

What kinds of things can I ask to be scanned?

  • Book Chapters (a single chapter from a particular book)
  • Journal articles (one article from a single volume of a journal title)
  • Microform Materials
  • Tables of Contents & Indexes
  • Other selected pages

Please note that we may not be able to scan fragile items. All requests are subject to copyright compliance.

To make a request, please visit the Scan on Demand FAQ.

Delivery on Demand
Out of town and need a library book? Wish you had the right resource? Check out our new Delivery on Demand service.  Delivery on Demand is a free book delivery service that enables Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law degree seeking students to request and obtain circulating books from the Law Library’s print collections. Requested books will be delivered to you within the continental United States and Canada via the United States Postal Service’s Priority mail service.  To make a request, please visit the Delivery on Demand FAQ.

20-Minute Trainings
Do you need help with your research? Has your study group hit a wall? Let the Library help! Ross-Blakely Law Library reference librarians can provide a customized 20-Minute Training on a variety of topics, skills and databases for you and up to three of your colleagues.  Examples of sessions include HeinOnline, non-legal databases, advanced searching for cases, and researching a paper topic.  You can also provide us with a topic of your choice. To learn more or to make an appointment, please visit the 20-Minute Trainings FAQ.

We hope you use all of our new services.  Have a great semester!

Spring Break Library Hours

The Law Library will be open during Spring Break.  Have a fun and safe break!

Spring Break: March 7 – 16, 2014

  • Friday, March 7,  7:00 am –  5:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 8,  8:00 am –  5:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 9,  8:00 am –  8:00 pm
  • Monday – Thursday, March 10 – 13,  8:00 am –  8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 14,  8:00 am –  5:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 15,  8:00 am –  5:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 16,  8:00 am –  11:00 pm

 

 

CALI: Like Having Your Own Tutor

CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, is a consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction. The CALI Library of Lessons includes more than 800 lessons covering over 30 legal education subject areas. They are designed to augment traditional law school instruction, and are written by law faculty and librarians.

As an ASU Law Student you have access to hundreds of CALI lessons and tutorials.  Stop by the front desk of the Law Library for your free authorization code and register online at www.cali.org.  We also have free CALI cds at the front desk.

You can also obtain a password here:  CALI Guide.  You will be asked for your ASUrite login and password.

Some lessons that might be useful for first year law students include:

Have fun with CALI!

 

New Technology Enhanced Study Room!

The Technology Enhanced Collaborative Space (TECS) is located on the first floor of the Ross-Blakley Law Library in room #112D. TECS is intended for collaborative work or study specifically for groups, defined as two or more users actively using the room and its technology. The room has a capacity for five people and includes the following equipment:

  • Media table specifically developed to promote collaboration
  • Computer
  • Laptop Connectivity for 5 laptops
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • Two 37” video displays
  • Skype Capabilities

Study group participants can share content from their laptops on the two 37” video displays by pressing the corresponding switcher. Analog laptop electrical outlets and audio outlets are provided for each user. Students can access and share information by allowing all participants to contribute their ideas quickly and seamlessly.

Reserving TECS
TECS may be reserved up to one week in advance in person at the Circulation Desk, by calling 480-965-6144, or online through Law Interactive via the Group Study Room Reservation system under the room labeled TECS Law Library Room 112D. Your ASURITE username and password is required for making reservations in the online system.

We Want Your Feedback
The Law Library staff is in the process of planning for the new downtown building. We would like to know how you like TECS. Please email Leslie Pardo with any comments or suggestions you have about the new technology enhanced study room.

Research Resources for Summer Employment

The final exam period comes to a close tomorrow, and many of you will soon be starting summer jobs.  The Law Library has compiled a Resources for Summer Associates guide to help you successfully navigate your summer employment.    The guide details how you can continue to use both your Bloomberg Law and LexisAdvance accounts this summer, even when working in a commercial setting or studying for the bar exam.   The guide also offers information on a number of topical research guides from the Law Library and a variety of legal resources that might be useful to you in your summer employment.

Finally, remember that anytime you have a question over the summer about any aspect of legal research you can ask a librarian!  Librarians will be available 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday, all summer and are happy to help you navigate any research project.  You can come by the reference office, call us at (480)965-6144, e-mail a question, or make an individual appointment with a librarian.

Group Study Room Reservation Times Extended April 19-May 7

Group Study Room reservation times will be extended during the exam period, April 19-May 7, 2013.

  • 3 to 4 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of six hours per day
  • 5 to 6 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of eight hours per day
  • Individuals and people studying in pairs will be required to use 2 person study rooms and may reserve a room for a maximum of 4 hours per day

You may reserve rooms up to one week in advance. Reserved rooms will be held for 15 minutes.  Please stop by the Law Library Circulation desk to reserve a room or use our online study room reservation system.

Groups are limited to the maximum reservation time per day. Reservations may not be made under multiple group members’ names in order to extend use of a study room beyond the maximum time. Consecutive reservations made for members of the same group will be cancelled.

Good luck on your finals!