Monthly Archives: August 2019

1L Meet with a Librarian Contest!

1Ls: Would you like some expert help and a chance to win a signed copy of Prof. Noreuil’s book, The Zen of Law School Success? Make an appointment to Meet with a Librarian and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of 6 copies of Prof. Noreuil’s book which offers a comprehensive approach to succeeding in law school based on the principals of simplicity and balance.

Our expert librarians can provide you with 1L memo and graduation paper assistance. They can teach you how to conduct a preemption check, help you choose a paper topic, offer feedback on your research strategies, Bluebook guidance, and so much more!

Help is just an appointment away.

Meet with a Librarian Contest Slide Noreuil 2018The deadline to enter is October 31, 2019.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Bradshaw and the Stakeholders of Sustainability

Although she’s not on campus this semester, Professor Karen Bradshaw has been as busy as ever, recently publishing her latest article, Agency Engagement with Stakeholder Collaborations, in Wildfire Policy and Beyond, in the Arizona State Law Journal.  In it, Professor Bradshaw explores the ways that agencies in Washington, D.C., incorporate local concerns in land and natural resource decisions, focusing on Arizona, Alaska, and Maine.

Following a semester in which she added a second first-year course—Property, in addition to Contracts, to her teaching load, Professor Bradshaw plans to publish four more law journal articles this year, for a total of at least six in 2019. She teaches Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law at Arizona State. She also has taught courses on Animal Law and Land Use Planning.

Professor Bradshaw’s forthcoming book, The New Animal Rights: Saving America’s Wildlife by Uncovering the Biological Origins of Property, proposes novel legal principles to protect American wildlife facing increased hardships from natural disasters, pollution, and human development. Recently, in the Harvard Environmental Law Review, she has criticized the tactic of relocation as a means of protecting endangered species whose habitats are in high-value land being developed for human use.

Previously, she has called for animals to receive legal property rights as a means of protection in Animal Property Rights. She explored the use of non-binding agreements to build relationships between government agencies and private parties in Agency Coordination of Private Action: The Role of Relational Contracting. She  examined “givings” laws, or statutory financial windfalls, that supposed beneficiaries no longer want in Using Takings to Undo Givings and analyzed how failed predictions of environmental catastrophes undermined public engagement in future problems in The Short-Term Temptations and Long-Term Risks of Environmental Catastrophism. Peer review identified her study on the impact of settlements to pay for natural resources damages, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, as one of the top environmental and natural resources law articles of the year.

You can read more of Professor Bradshaw’s scholarship in the Law Library’s Faculty Scholarship Repository. If you have interest in environmental or natural resources research, the reference librarians can help you get started on an article of your own. Stop by the third floor reference desk or make an appointment to Meet with a Librarian.

Andrea Gass, Ross-Blakley Law Library Research Fellow

1L of a Ride Video Course and Much More from West Academic

West Academic has a video course for first year law students. The 1L of a Ride video course is by Andrew McClurg, a professor at the University of Memphis School of Law. He wrote the law school prep book, 1L of a Ride on which this course is based.

You may also want to take a look at these digital books from West Academic.

Critical Reading for Success
Presents critical reading strategies in a systematic sequence so you can become an effective reader in both law school and in practice.

Get a Running Start
Covers all the major concepts taught in each of the courses most commonly offered in the first year of law school.

A Short and Happy Guide® to Being a Law Student
Learn how to be your best in and out of class, how to prepare for exams, how to cope with stress, and how to create value in everything you do.

If you don’t have a West Academic account, you can create one here:


Wolters Kluwer and West Academic Online Study Aids – Your Keys to Success

Welcome to all our new students and welcome back to our continuing students. The Law Library is pleased to make available to you two online study aids services.

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids provides unlimited online access to hundreds of titles. Some series that are available include:

  • Examples & Explanations (a law student favorite)
  • Emanuel Law Outlines
  • Glannon Guides
  • And much more!

Click here to access WK Online Study Aids

You must be on the ASU campus to create an account. On the WK Study Aids home page, you will see Arizona State University College of Law in the upper right corner. Click To Personalize Login or Create an Account. Once you create an account, your WK login will ensure off-campus access to the study aids if you use this link:   You will also be able to print, download, highlight, and take notes. You can download the WK Study Aids Mobile App and study anywhere. 

West Academic Study Aids offers you easy online access to hundreds of study aids, treatises, and audio lectures to help you succeed in law school. To access the collection, click here West Academic.

You must use your ASU email address to create an account. West Academic will recognize you as a member of the ASU community and allow you to create an account when you use your ASU email address as your username. Once you create an account, your West Academic login will ensure off-campus access to the study aids and will also enable you to print, download, highlight, and take notes. You can download the West Academic Library Mobile App and study anywhere.

If you have any questions, please email

Have a great semester!