Making the Most of Midterms

Midterm season is just around the corner. Midterms are your crystal ball showing your future exam-taking self and a window to the essence of your learning style. They can be incredibly helpful to inform and adjust your study habits to achieve your academic apotheosis in December. Some students take them without much extra study just to see how well they can do…

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Library Reference Assistant – student position opening

The ASU Ross-Blakley Law Library is seeking a Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 2L, 3L, or LLM student to provide faculty research assistance and reference services at the third floor library reference desk. Rate of pay: $20/hourWork hours: Flexible; 4-15 hours per week (scheduled 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday)Please apply online by 3:00pm on 10/10/22 using the instructions below: Go to https://students.asu.edu/employment/searchClick on the…

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Mind Games: Train Your Mind for Optimal Lawyering

Two recent additions to the Ross-Blakley Law Library collection have attorneys looking within, honing skills and reversing destructive thinking. Understanding and Overcoming Cognitive Biases for Lawyers and Law Students and Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers are driven by practicality: they hope to instill lessons that can make lawyers better at their job by identifying and neutralizing fallacies and other mental lapses and by developing a solid strategy…

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Chained Books

Sir Anthony Fitzherbert, an English judge, published a compilation of English cases in 1516, seeking to reconcile medieval common law with a rapidly changing society. The Ross-Blakley Law Library owns a 1577 copy of this book, titled La Graunde Abridgement; a digitized version of the book is also available on HeinOnline. One of the many interesting features of the Law Library’s copy…

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International Criminal Law Research Guide Shines Searchlight on Regional and Global Prosecutions

The Ross-Blakley Law Library’s Criminal Law and International and Foreign Law research guides have a new criminal element: The International Criminal Law page. Both guides have been enhanced by this new addition that helps introduce and explain a very different form of criminal law. The International Criminal Law page includes information on both international crimes, a list of specific offenses such as…

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