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West Study Aids Now Available Online to all College of Law Students

West Study Aids are now 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 as an add-on to Westlaw.  The Law Library has entered into a one year trial subscription to the collection

To access, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com  and after logging on using your OnePass, click on “MY ePRODUCTS” at the top of the screen.  A direct link to the study aids is also available under the Services for Law Students section of the Law … Continue Reading

Display Case Round-Up

Did you know that ASU Law professors are pretty prolific writers?  As their articles and books are published, they often have us place copies of their works in the display case in the library lobby.

Starting this week, on Sundays we’re going to do a weekly round-up of all of the new publications that are put in the display case, complete with information on how you can read them.

To start us off, we have a book chapter by Professor Charles Calleros  and an article by Professor Linda Demaine.

Professor Calleros’s chapter, “Hernandez V. Texas: A Milepost on the Road to Civil Rights for … Continue Reading

Online Library Services Unavailable Monday, October 29

Due to scheduled maintenance of the integrated library system, the following library services will be unavailable  Monday, October 29, 2012 from 8am-5pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Research Databases – selected resources will be available from the ASU Libraries’ E-resources page.

Library Catalog – Electronic journals will be accessible through the ‘Journals’ tab on the ASU Libraries’ homepage.

Course Reserves

My Library Account

Library users must present their university ID card to check out books during the outage.

The Legal Response to Hate Speech

This Friday, October 26, the College of Law is hosting an event titled The Legal Response to Hate Speech: Should the U.S. be more like Europe?  The event will consist of a conversation between Jeremy Waldron, University Professor at NYU School of Law and James Weinstein, Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, as well as a book signing and reception after the discussion.  You can get event details and reserve a ticket on the College of Law’s website.

If you are interested in this topic you may want to read Waldron’s … Continue Reading

Construction in the Building Next Week

Next week during Fall Break, part of the first floor of the Law Library will be under construction.

As a result, access to the main restrooms on the first floor (near the foyer) will be blocked.

There are additional restrooms on the second and third floors of the Law Library. There is also a unisex restroom in the All Night Study Room (122).

We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope this construction will  provide some much-needed enhancement to the building.




Fall Break Law Library Hours

The Law Library will be open the following hours during Fall Break, October 12-21, 2012:

Friday, October 12
  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13
  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14
  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 15 – Thursday, October 18
  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, October 19
  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 21
  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 Have a nice break.

New Federal Government Websites

Two new federal government websites are making it easier to find government information online.  One of the new websites is Congress.gov, which is in an initial beta version.  This website currently contains legislation from 2001 to the present and congressional member profiles from 1973 to the present.  Congress.gov will replace the Library of Congress’s THOMAS.gov website by the end of 2014 and will incorporate all of the information available on THOMAS.gov. You can read more about Congress.gov and THOMAS.gov here.

The other new website is eCFR.gov.  This website contains a current, … Continue Reading

Register to Vote Today

If you’re planning to vote in this year’s elections, now is the time to make sure you are registered, as tomorrow, October 9, is the last day to register to vote in Arizona.  To register, go to the Voter Registration and Education page from the Arizona Secretary of State, Tom Horne.

Once you have registered check out Arizona’s page at Vote411.org for a list of such information as what ID is necessary for identification at the voting booth, the requirements for time off to vote, upcoming debates and forums, provisions for voters with disabilities, and more.

For those curious about ballot measures, … Continue Reading

Google Settles with Book Publishers

After seven years of litigation, Google and the Association of American Publishers announced a settlement yesterday which will allow publishers to choose whether Google digitizes their copyrighted but out-of-print publications.  The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but settlement language dictates that 20% of content from books that Google has already digitized will be readable online with the entire book available for purchase from Google Play, and Google will share revenue with book publishers.

This settlement does not resolve the litigation between Google and authors, however – the Author’s Guild published a press release yesterday, confirming that … Continue Reading