"I want you. . .to learn critical legal research skills!"
Whether working as an associate, clerk, research assistant or other position the library wants to help you by maximizing your research skills. From 12:15 to 3:00 in Room 103 on April 15th the Library will be presenting interactive sessions on:
Cost Effective Legal Research
Mastering Legislative History
Law Firm Etiquette
Stay for one session or stay the entire afternoon. Pizza will be provided courtesy of Career Services.
Impress your summer employers with your top tier legal research skills!
The library is currently testing out two new databases - Legal Information Reference Center and Small Business Reference Center. Find out more information at the database trial page. Your feedback is always welcome!
Ever wonder what this search box on the left side of the library’s page does?
Read more to find out.
Looking for PierceLaw exams? Look no further. PDF copies of many, but not all, old exams are available here. Additionally, IP exams are available at the IP Mall here. Remember that not all professors will release all (or any) old exams.
If you’re looking for resources to help you study for exams, try searching the library’s online catalog. There are several helpful books available such as The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School, Law School Success in a Nutshell, and Law School Revealed.
Listen carefully. Can you hear it? That is the sound of a revolutionary change in Westlaw. By Fall 2010 the old Westlaw format will be replaced with the new Westlaw Next.
In brief this new format will offer:
One search box searching (kind of like a certain website that rhythms with Ooogle.)
Improved search results
Easier to read documents with ample white space and spacing
Kindle support, with iPhone and Blackberry support forthcoming
For additional information check out the official site.
Creating links to Westlaw and LexisNexis can be tricky. Copying and pasting the long URL will not work. Luckily both Westlaw and LexisNexis have developed solutions for this problem. Information on creating links in LexisNexis is available here and information on creating Westlaw links is available here. Enjoy!
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