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The Zen of Law School Success

The Zen of Law School Success
By Chad Noreuil
Law Study Skills Collection KF283 .N67 2011

The Zen of Law School Success is a new book in the Law Library collection written by the College of Law’s very own Professor Chad Noreuil.  Professor Noreuil also wrote The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam.  In this new book, Noreuil focuses on the law school experience and details how to put Zen principles such as simplicity, knowing yourself, and staying focused into practice in law school.  He offers a comprehensive approach to succeeding at law … Continue Reading

Evidence Law Help From CALI

“Nobody can fairly pretend to make the Anglo-American law of evidence easy, because it is essentially very difficult.”
– John MacArthur Maguire, Evidence: Common Sense and Common Law (1947).

While understanding Evidence Law may never be effortless, eLangdell® Press, the publishing component of CALI, has made it easier by offering three chapters of its Evidence Law casebook available for free:

 Best Evidence Rule



  Rape Shield Rule



  Jury Impeachment




Each chapter provides a roadmap for addressing the topic through a series … Continue Reading

New Books at the Law Library – The Glannon Guide to Property

The Glannon Guide to Property: Learning Property through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis
Law Study Skills Collection KF561 .S627 2011

What’s the difference between title to property held in fee simple, fee simple determinable, and fee simple subject to executor condition?   The answer to this question (which you will need to know for your upcoming property exam!) and more lie in the pages of the new edition of the Glannon Guide to Property.  Property is a notoriously difficult subject, but the Glannon Guide offers a clear and ordered review of property topics, organized around multiple-choice … Continue Reading

Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library Blog

The Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library has started a blog!  The blog is maintained as the e-newsletter for the Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library, and contains posts on such topics as library news, legal news, research tips, and court workshops and classes.  The blog also provides links to various legal research guides available online.  You can access the blog here.

Get Organized Over Spring Break!

If you’re lucky, Spring Break means lounging on a pristine sandy beach, sipping a fruity drink from a coconut. If you’re a law student, Spring Break probably means that you’ll be outlining and gearing up for exams. While we can’t transport you to a tropical locale, we can show you few tools that might help with your studies.

First a brief explanation on a theory called Getting Things Done (GTD). The theory basically says that you’re not at your most productive when you’re overwhelmed by a million things floating around in your head. GTD inspired the popular site Lifehacker. For more information on the theory visit:

GTD … Continue Reading

New Movies at the Law Library

Next week is spring break, and a chance to both get ahead in your studies and relax a little.  The Law Library has two new movies in the media collection which you might enjoy watching during your week off from classes.

Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?
Law Media  KF1250 .H68 2011 DVD

Hot Coffee is a documentary film which discusses the impact of tort reform on the U.S. judicial System.  The film takes its name from the famous Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants case, in which the plaintiff was severely burned by hot coffee purchased from … Continue Reading

Spring Break Library Hours

The Law Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break, March 16-25, 2012:

Friday, March 16: 7 am-5 pm
Saturday, March 17: 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, March 18: 10 am – 10 pm
Monday – Thursday, March 19-22: 8 am – 10 pm
Friday and Saturday, March 23 & 24: 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, March 25: 10 am – midnight

Have fun and stay safe!

Law Library Student Survey: Take the Survey for a Chance to Win a Great Prize!

The staff of the Ross-Blakley Law Library would like you to help us improve our services and collections by taking the Ross-Blakley Law Library Student Survey.

At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for prizes. The prizes include:

A $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com (10 will be awarded)

One Grand Prize: A week-long use of a Law Library Study Room

How cool would that be during the Reading & Exam Period! 

By responding to this survey, you will provide essential information for use in planning goals and objectives. The Law Library will use the survey information … Continue Reading

Honoring Professor Rose

Professor Jonathan Rose is being honored at the Willard H. Pedrick Society Dinner this coming Tuesday evening, after 44 years at the College of Law.  Professor Rose is an expert in medieval and early modern English Legal History, and focuses much of his current research on the history of the legal profession and the operation of the medieval legal system.

In celebration of Professor Rose’s career and his passion for legal history, today we are highlighting three new books in the Law Library’s English Legal History collection:

History of the Common Law: … Continue Reading

Petition to Allow 3Ls to Take the Bar Exam

The deans of Arizona’s three law schools have submitted a petition to the Arizona Supreme Court, asking to amend Rule 34 of the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court and allow law students to take the Arizona bar exam the February of their 3L year.   Under the revision outlined in the petition, 3L students wishing to take the bar exam would have to obtain certification from their law school that they are currently enrolled in a course of study which will result in graduation within 120 days of taking the exam.  The deans state that this change would allow … Continue Reading