The law librarians offer informal workshops designed to help you with your legal research and writing. These workshops are geared toward a variety of students.
Questions? Email us! Or IM/Chat! Or call us at 602-682-6898!
To view dates and times for the workshops, please visit the Library Workshop Calendar.
Upcoming Workshops in Spring 2013
- Study Aids
- Bluebook Basics
- Real World Research
- Technology for Lawyers
- Getting Started on Your AWR
- Filling in the Gaps in AWR Research
- Bluebooking for AWR Papers
- Arizona Practice Research
- Legal Research in a Nutshell
- Introduction to Legal Research
- Advanced Research Techniques
- Clearing Your Mind for Effective Research
- Customized Research Instruction
Handouts & Recordings on TWEN
- Log in at lawschool.westlaw.com
- Select TWEN from the top menu
- Click the "Add Course" button
- Scroll down to Phoenix School of Law
- Select the "Law Library" course
- Click "Submit"
- When you visit the TWEN My Courses page, the Law Library course will now appear. Check back frequently for new content!
Descriptions of Workshops
Law Practice Series
Real World Research
Learn about the most important legal resources for research, including those that are free, which are essential for legal practice. Discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis – FastCase. FastCase provides access to a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources.
Technology for Lawyers
Come learn and discuss current legal apps and other technologies that lawyers are using. Be sure to bring your devices!
Arizona Practice Research
Learn about the most important legal resources for Arizona research, including those that are free, which will be essential to your internship/externships!
Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) Series
Getting Started on Your AWR
This workshop will expose students to the pre-research process. Students will learn to identify research sources in order to narrow down topics and determine whether a chosen topic is practical with enough accessible, available research. This workshop will also include a discussion on setting personal research deadlines.
Filling in the Gaps in AWR Research
This workshop will help students evaluate research to determine how to fill in research gaps and what research sources are available beyond Westlaw and Lexis. The workshop will also show examples of published scholarly works and help students understand the typical structure of publishable legal scholarly writing. Bluebook strategies will also be introduced.
Bluebooking for AWR Papers
This workshop will help students refine AWR papers by reviewing the use of footnotes and how to correctly use Bluebook conventions.
Lawyering Process Series
Geared toward LP students, but all students are welcome!
Legal Research in a Nutshell
Review how to use secondary sources in order to find cases, statutes, and regulations. Practice generating search terms including conducting terms and connectors searches.
Geared toward the practitioner—review how to cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id. Also, come to us with any questions you have about Bluebooking and we will do our best to help you find the answer.
Advanced Research Techniques
Writing an LP motion? Learn about the most important legal resources for effective, on-point research.
Come learn the tricks of the trade for using Westlaw Study Aids and your library's academic success collection.
Customized Research Instruction Legal research instruction tailored for your study group! Any group of 5 or more can order a custom class. Request a class today!