Archive of Postings 2011

 

Advanced Legal Research Course- during winter break

The Winter Break ALR modules will be available on TWEN starting Monday, December 12.  All work on the modules must be completed by 5 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2012.

More information about the ALR modules is posted on Springboard and on the webhere.

Posted Dec. 9, 2011


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. 28 and ending Dec. 9. 

Posted 11/21/2011.


OASP and Sum & Substance- Circulation Changes

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Nov. 22, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed.  Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

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.

Don’t forget…you have access to West Study Aids on Westlaw!  See this posting for more information. 

Posted 11/21/2011


School of Law Sample Exams

The 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.

Posted 11/21/2011.

 


 

Shhh! Law Students are Studying . . .

It is the time of the semester when students are writing papers and preparing for exams.  Please be courteous of your fellow students and help control the noise level throughout the Law Library.  Please put your cell phones and pagers on vibrate and conduct quiet phone conversations either outside of the Law Library or near the Law Library restrooms.  If you listen to any form of audio, use headphones and keep the volume low.  Please limit conversations in open study areas and if you want to work in a group, please use a study room.  When using group study rooms please be respectful of your neighbors and keep discussions under control, the walls are not soundproof.  Thank you.

Posted 11/21/2011

 


 

Extended Law Library Hours

Exception:

Closed 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Reading & Final Exam Period

Sat., Nov. 26, 9 a.m. – Midnight

Sun., Nov. 27, 9 a.m. – Midnight

Mon. – Fri., Nov. 28–30, Dec. 1-2, 7 a.m. – Midnight

Sat., Dec. 3, 8 a.m. - Midnight

Sun., Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – Midnight

Mon. – Fri., Dec. 5 - 9, 7 a.m. – Midnight

Sat., Dec. 10, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Library Hours

Posted Nov. 16, 2011.


 

Food For Fines

Did you return a book a little late? Forgot what time your laptop was due?  Your chance to pay off those charges and help a good cause is here!  Starting Nov. 14 through Dec. 5 the Law Library and the University Libraries will be sponsoring their semiannual Food For Fines drive for the Akron-Canton Food Bank.

 You can bring in non-perishable food items to pay for your fines.  Two food items equal one dollar and there is no limit on the number of items you may bring in.  This offer cannot be used to pay for billed or lost books.  Food may be dropped off at the Law Library Circulation Desk.

2 nonperishable food items = 1 dollar credit

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.

Posted Nov. 10, 2011.


 

Law Library Guides to help you prepare for finals

To help you prepare for finals, take a look at these library guides: 

First Year Courses

Upper Division Bar Courses

Elective Courses

The guides link 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.

All Law Library Guides can be accessed here.

Posted Nov. 4, 2011.


 

You now have access to the West Study Aids Subscription online! 

Exciting News for the Law Library!

The Law Library is now providing you and your fellow law students unlimited, 24/7 online access to more than 350 study aids from West, Foundation Press and Gilbert. 

Prepare confidently for classes, papers and exams by consulting expertly written titles including:

  • Concise Hornbooks
  • Case briefs     
  • Outlines
  • Overviews      
  • Exam prep titles
  • … and more

Access is easy!                                               

Simply log on to lawschool.westlaw.com, go to the eProducts tab and click on the Study Aids Subscription page.  Your law library provided subscription has been activated and is ready for you to use.  

 

Posted Sept. 14, 2011

 


 

Advanced Legal Research course- fall semester

The fall semester Advanced Legal Research (ALR) modules are available on TWEN starting Monday, August 22.  More information about the ALR modules is posted on Springboard.

Posted Aug. 22, 2011

 

 


Free Coffee Every Monday!

The Law Library staff invites law students to stop by the Circulation Desk every Monday for a cup of coffee.  Bring a spill-proof cup.  Coffee will be available while supplies last.

Posted Aug. 19, 2011

 


 

CALI Lesson Review- Where Does the Law Come From?

This lesson covers the structure and function of the 3 branches of the Unites States government, how each branch makes laws and the checks and balances in place that prevent one branch from acquiring too much power.   Even if you are comfortable with how our law is made, it might be wise to work through this short review.  It is a very fast lesson and, like all of the CALI lessons, you learn a lot without realizing it. 

Lesson Completion Time: 30 minutes 
How to find this lesson: After logging into CALI, click on Legal Research.  The lessons are alphabetic at the next page. 
Questions?  Contact Lynn Lenart, Assistant Law Librarian for Reference Services.  330-972-6357, llenart@uakron.edu, Law Library, second floor, office 269. 

 Posted Aug. 15, 2011

 


 

CALI Lesson Review- How to Brief a Case

For those students that feel they still need practice in briefing a case, there is a CALI lesson that teaches how to brief and gives examples.  Here is a description from the lesson itself.

“This is an exercise designed to introduce first-semester law students to the basic elements of a typical case “brief” and to teach them general methodology for writing their own briefs. The exercise consists of three parts: (1) an introduction to the purposes and uses of a case brief; (2) a detailed examination of each of the ten components of a typical case brief (with examples); and (3) two actual cases that students are asked to read and then to brief.”

Lesson Completion Time: 2 hours 
How to find this lesson:  After logging into CALI, click on Legal Research.  The lessons are alphabetic at the next page. 
Questions?  Contact Lynn Lenart, Assistant Law Librarian for Reference Services.  330-972-6357, llenart@uakron.edu, Law Library, second floor, office 269. 

 Posted Aug. 15, 2011

Summer Hours
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 15-19, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 21, noon-11 p.m.

Fall Hours- starts Aug. 22
Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Exception:
Closed, Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 5

More Library Hours

Posted Aug. 15, 2011


 

Summer Hours

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 14, noon-9 p.m.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 15-19, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

More Library Hours

Posted Aug. 8, 2011


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

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. 15 or mail it to the address listed on the application. 

Membership benefits brochure is here -> Download the Membership Brochure.

More information on Law School Student Membership.

Posted Aug. 1, 2011

 


 

Summer Hours

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 7, noon-5 p.m.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

More Library Hours

Posted Aug. 1, 2011

 


Summer Hours

 

Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sat., July 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sun., July 31, noon-5 p.m.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 1-5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Posted July 25, 2011

 


 

Summer Hours

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun., noon-9 p.m.


More Library Hours

Posted July 5, 2011


WestlawNext Printing is Here!

Print to the free Westlaw printer from WestlawNext!

Westlaw has corrected the printing speed issue and students can now print to the student Westlaw printer from WestlawNext.

To print from WestlawNext, click on the printer icon in the upper right corner.  In the Print This Document box, make sure to select the network printer and not the Attached Printer.  The student Westlaw network printer is labeled-  S2614 Reserve Desk/2nd FLR LIBRARY.  Click the Print button.

Posted May 25, 2011

 


 

Law Library Hours this Weekend

Due to the power outage scheduled for the McDowell Law Center, the Law Library will be closed Sunday. May 29th

The Law Library will also be closed Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

Posted May 23, 2011.

 


 

Law Library Guides to help you prepare for finals

To help you prepare for finals, take a look at these library guides: 

First Year Courses 

Upper Division Bar Courses

Elective Courses

The guides link 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.

All Law Library Guides can be accessed here.

Posted April 28, 2011

 

 


 

Shhh! Law Students are Studying . . .

 

It is the time of the semester when students are writing papers and preparing for exams.  Please be courteous of your fellow students and help control the noise level throughout the Law Library.  Please put your cell phones and pagers on vibrate and conduct quiet phone conversations either outside of the Law Library or near the Law Library restrooms.  If you listen to any form of audio, use headphones and keep the volume low.  Please limit conversations in open study areas and if you want to work in a group, please use a study room.  When using group study rooms please be respectful of your neighbors and keep discussions under control, the walls are not soundproof.  Thank you.

 

Posted April 26, 2011.

 


 

Extended Law Library Hours

Reading & Final Exam Period

Sat., April 23, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sun., April 24, 9 a.m. – Midnight

Mon. – Fri., April 25–29, 7 a.m. – Midnight

Sat., April 30, 8 a.m. - Midnight

Sun., May 1, 9 a.m. – Midnight

Mon. – Fri., May 2-6, 7 a.m. – Midnight

Sat., May 7, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Library Hours

Posted April 16, 2011.


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 April 25 and ending May 6. 

Posted April 16, 2011.

 


 

OASP and Sum & Substance- Circulation Changes

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on April 22, 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.


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 April 16, 2011.


School of Law Sample Exams

The 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.

Posted April 16, 2011.

 


 

Law Library User Survey Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Chris Ingram, Grand Prize winner of the 2011 Law Library User Survey Raffle!! Chris has won an iPod Nano.

 

The University of Akron Law Library is tabulating the results, and should have a summary of results available to you soon!

 

Thank you to the 218 students who responded. We appreciate your time and feedback about our services and resources. Your comments will assist us in improving Law Library services.

 

Posted April 14, 2011.


 

Mobile Apps for Law Students- NEW library guide

For those who could not make it to the presentation, here is a link to a new library guide - Mobile Apps for Law Students.  The guide covers legal research apps for iPhones and Androids, law school study apps, eBooks and other apps to help with students’ productivity.

You can submit your favorite apps or let me know which mobile device you use.   

 

Posted on April 8, 2011.

 


 

Lynn Lenart, from the Law Library, will be giving short presentations on mobile apps for law students during the week of April 4th through April 7th.  If you are interested in learning about some useful apps, then plan on attending one of the presentations. 

What: We will cover 10 apps in 30 minutes.  I will summarize the pros and cons of each app.  We will move quickly through the apps and if time permits, students can share some of their favorite apps.   Plus, I will have an iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard available for law students to try out.

Level: Introductory.  This talk is for the novice user or law students who are considering upgrading to a smart phone.

When and Where:  Same session is offered multiple times. 

Monday, April 4, 3:00-3:30, room 133 (off the atrium)

Tuesday, April 5, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., room 133

Tuesday, April 5, 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m., room 133

Thursday, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., room 133

Thursday, April 7, 2:30-3:00, room 133 

Thursday, April 7, 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m., room 134 (off the atrium) 

 

Questions?  Please contact Lynn Lenart, llenart@uakron.edu, 330-972-6357

Posted March 29, 2011


 

Law Library Survey

The Law Library is conducting a user survey and we need your opinion.  You will receive a link to our survey by e-mail. 

The survey begins Monday, March 21 and ends 6:30 pm., Monday, April 4.

You could win:

  • One iPod Nano
  • One $50 Amazon gift card
  • One of ten $25 iTunes gift cards

 

The survey is anonymous, short and will not take very long to fill out.  We need your feedback.

 

For questions contact Melanie Kowalski at mkowals7@kent.edu

 

Posted March 18, 2011.


Food For Fines

Did you return a book a little late? Forgot what time your laptop was due? Your chance to pay off those charges and help a good cause is here! Starting March 7 and running through March 28 the University Libraries and the Law Library will be sponsoring their semiannual Food for Fines drive for the Akron-Canton Food Bank.

 

You can bring in non-perishable food items to pay for your fines. Two food items equal one dollar toward your fines and there is no limit on the number of items you may bring in. This offer cannot be used to pay for billed or lost books.  Food may be dropped off at the Law Library Circulation Desk.

 

The food goes to the Akron-Canton Food Bank for their Harvest for Hunger Campaign.

 

  2 nonperishable food items = 1 dollar credit


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.

Posted March 4, 2011

 


 

Keep your profiles up-to-date on Westlaw and LexisNexis

At least once-a-year law students should update their profiles on LexisNexis and Westlaw.  Especially check your e-mail address and make sure it is the correct address.   The faculty may use the e-mail function in TWEN or Lexis Web Course to send e-mail to their students, but if your address is not correct 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 on the left side of the page next to 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 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 Jan. 31, 2011


Free Coffee Every Monday!

The Law Library staff invites law students to stop by the Circulation Desk every Monday for a cup of coffee.  Bring a spill-proof cup.  Coffee will be available while supplies last.

Posted Jan. 11, 2011


Law Library Hours

Spring Semester Hours

 

The Law Library will be closed:

Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Posted Jan. 7, 2011


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 Jan. 7, 2011


 

 

 

 

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