Advanced Legal Research Course- spring semester

 

The spring semester ALR modules will be available on TWEN starting Monday, January 10.  More information about the ALR modules is posted on Springboard.

 Posted Dec. 13, 2010

 


 

 

Law Library Hours

Winter Intersession Hours

Hours

The Law Library will be closed:

Sat., Dec. 18
Sun., Dec. 19
Fri., Dec. 24 through Sun., Jan. 2

 

Posted Dec. 17, 2010

 


 

Advanced Legal Research Course- during winter break

The Winter Break ALR modules will be available on TWEN starting Monday, December 13.  All work on the modules must be completed by 5 PM, Thursday, January 6.

More information about the ALR modules is posted on Springboard.

Posted on Dec. 10. 2010

 


 

 

Reading and Final Exam Period Extended Law Library Hours

Sat & Sun, 11/27 – 11/28 – 9:00am – Midnight
Mon – Fri, 11/29 – 12/3 – 7:00am – Midnight
Sat, 12/4 – 8:00am – Midnight
Sun, 12/5 – 9:00am – Midnight
Mon. – Fri., 12/6 – 12/10 – 7:00am – Midnight
Sat, 12/11 – 8:00am – 6:00 pm

 

Posted Nov. 22, 2010


 

Free Coffee During Finals!

The Law Library staff invites law students to stop by the Circulation Desk weekday mornings during finals for a cup of coffee.  You supply the spill-proof cup and we will supply the coffee.

Weekdays, Monday - Friday, starting Nov. 29 and ending Dec. 10. 

 

Posted Nov. 22, 2010

 


 

OASP and Sum and Substance- Circulation Changes

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change 

 

and continue through the end of the semester. These materials will circulate for only 24 hours (instead of 72) and no renewals will be allowed.  Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.November 24 

These changes provide access to the materials for a greater number of students. If you have questions regarding these changes please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to speak with Ms. Nevins or a librarian.

 

Posted Nov. 17, 2010



 

 

 

 

School of Law Sample Exams

 

Posted Nov. 17, 2010The University of Akron School of Law sample exams are available online through Springboard. Log on to Springboard using your UANet ID and Password and follow the link for Law School Sample Exams – Ongoing.

 


 Zip Card at the Law Library

 

NOTICE: Effective August 16, 2010 the Law Library will only accept Zip Cards.

 

 Effective August 16, 2010, the Law Library will no longer handle cash or checks.  Patrons wishing to pay overdue fines at the Law Library will need to use a Zip Card.  Funds may be deposited to a Zip Card at one of three Zip Card Offices on campus, at one of the Value Transfer Stations throughout campus (including the Law Library), or online.  Patrons wishing to pay with cash or check may do so at the Main University Library or the Science and Technology Library.

 

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Further Zip Card information may be found at the Zip Card site.

Further information about campus libraries may be found here - www.uakron.edu/libraries

 

Posted 6/29/2010

 

 


New Law Library Guide for upper level law students!

To help you prepare for finals, take a look at this new guide called Library Materials Guide for Upper Division Bar Courses

The Guide links to information about study aids, course materials, audio lectures, flashcards, CALI lessons and AudioCaseFiles.  All these resources are available to University of Akron law students.

To get to this guide, click on the link above or click on Library Guides in the left menu.  At the next screen click on Library Materials Guide for Upper Division Bar Courses.  There are tabs for these courses: Administration of Justice, Basic Business Association, Commercial Paper, Constitutional Law, Corporation, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Remedies, Secured Transactions, Wills, Trusts and Estates.

 Posted Nov. 15, 2010


Food For Fines

Students, faculty, and staff with late fines may donate nonperishable food items and receive credit toward library fine balances. The program benefits the Akron-Canton Food Bank.

  2 nonperishable food items = 1 dollar credit

Sorry, this offer cannot be used to pay for lost or unreturned materials. There is no limit to how many food items you may donate.  The Super Six most needed items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup.  Here is a list of more items that are the most needed.

  The Law Library will be accepting food items starting Monday, November 15 through Saturday, December 4.

Food items may be donated at the Law Library Circulation Desk.

Posted Nov. 12, 2010


New Law Library Guide for first year law students!

To help you prepare for finals, take a look at this new guide called Library Materials Guide for First Year Courses. The Guide links to information about study aids, course materials, audio lectures, flashcards, CALI lessons and AudioCaseFiles.  All these resources are available to University of Akron law students.

To get to this guide click on the link above or click on Library Guides in the left menu.  At the next screen click on Library Materials Guide for First Year Courses.  There are tabs for Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property, Torts and Criminal Law.

Posted  Nov. 9, 2010


 A Law Student's Guide to Free Legal Research Online

CALI teamed up with Valparaiso Law Librarian Sarah Glassmeyer, the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, and Justia.com to create the Law Student Guide to Free Legal Research on the Internet. You can also print the PDF version of the guide.

Posted 10/20/2010


Audio Case Files...be better prepared for class

Watch real courtroom video streaming from your computer.

Listen to your assigned cases on your MP3 player or computer.

Learn crucial trial skills by seeing real courtroom clips.

Search by course or casebook to find audio materials for your law class.

Follow this link and register on the site.   Click the “Sign Up” link at the top of the screen.   Users must create an account using a zips.uakron.edu email address.

Subscription to this service is provided to our law students by the Law Library.

For more information, click here.

Posted Oct. 20, 2010


Using your casebook to find a CALI Lesson

Law students, have you ever been lost after having just read something in your casebook? Wish you had an easy way to find the CALI Lesson that covers what you just read? Well, stop wishing; it's easy to find a CALI lesson. For some casebooks, CALI can tell you which lessons match up with specific sections of the casebook.

Click here to find out how

Posted 10/14/2010


WestlawNext Webinar for law students

Your West Account Manager, Ryan Vandegrift, will host a webinar on WestlawNext on Friday, October 8 at 2:00 pm.  WestlawNext is the latest legal research product that was just launched to law schools this semester.

Register now here: http://lawschool.westlaw.com/admin/newattorney.asp?src=ls&sk= 744462558&type=WBR  

If the link is not working, click on "Training Calendar" on the left-hand side of the screen after you sign in at http://lawschool.westlaw.com/ .

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ryan at ryan.vandegrift@thomsonreuters.com.

Posted Oct. 4, 2010


LexisNexis Shepard’s Webinar for law students

Tuesday, October 12th 3:00 p.m. Learn how to ensure that the authority you are citing is "Good Law" through Shepard's and hand in your assignments with confidence.

This webcast focuses on how to properly Shepardize the authority you are citing. You’ll see specific examples and be able to interact with a Shepard’s expert to ensure your work is ready to hand-in. There is no cost for this webcast.  All you need to attend this webcast is a computer and an internet connection.

Register nowfor this short webcast and you'll be sure your research is done right.

New Library Resource - Making of Modern Law:  Primary Sources, 1620-1926

Making of Modern Law:  Primary Sources, 1620-1926 contains approximately 1,350 works, including colonial records, constitutional conventions and compilations, city charters, law dictionaries, and state codes.  The sources are full-text searchable or can be browsed by author or title.  Advanced search features include searching by jurisdiction, publication type, language, date, and illustration.  Try this resource for yourself - click here.

Posted May 16, 2010

Posted Oct. 4, 2010

Update your profile on Westlaw and LexisNexis

Make sure you do not miss messages sent by your faculty!  Last fall, students’ University e-mail address changed to @zips.uakron.edu.   If you registered using the old address, the e-mail function in TWEN and Lexis Web Course software will not work properly.  This is particularly important if you are taking classes that use TWEN or Web Course.  The faculty may use the e-mail function but if you have not updated your profile you will not receive the e-mail.

Here is how you can update your profile on Westlaw and Lexis. 

For Westlaw: Log into Westlaw http://lawschool.westlaw.com/ and just to the right of your name is the UPDATE link.  Click on that link to update your profile.

For LexisNexis: Log into LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/ and click on the GET HELP tab.  At the next screen, click on UPDATE REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

Questions?  Contact Lynn Lenart, 330-972-6357, llenart@uakron.edu.  Office 269, Law Library, second floor.

Posted Aug. 2010


NEW LAW STUDENTS- Join the Ohio State Bar Association and get access to Casemaker legal research database

Casemaker is a legal research database containing federal and state legal materials.  Casemaker is available to all members of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and is also used by many other state bar associations in the U.S.  As law students you can get an OSBA membership for free.  Just fill in the OSBA law student application and either bring it to the Law School on Aug. 16 or mail it to the address listed on the application.   It is free unless you join a special section which costs extra.  Here is a link to the PDF copy of the application-> Download the Student Membership Application.

After your application is processed by the OSBA you will have access to the Casemaker database.  Other than typical licensing restrictions, there are no “law school only” password restrictions. You can use the database for school, work or for fun.

A brochure that explains the many benefits of having a student membership with the state bar can be found here -> Download the Membership Brochure.

 More information on Law School Student Membership.

Posted July 30, 2010

New Library Resource - Making of Modern Law:  Primary Sources, 1620-1926

Making of Modern Law:  Primary Sources, 1620-1926 contains approximately 1,350 works, including colonial records, constitutional conventions and compilations, city charters, law dictionaries, and state codes.  The sources are full-text searchable or can be browsed by author or title.  Advanced search features include searching by jurisdiction, publication type, language, date, and illustration.  Try this resource for yourself - click here.

Posted May 16, 2010


 

    

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