Resources for Students Writing Their AWR
The Phoenix School of Law Library is happy to assist students with their AWR papers! The AWR Liaison Librarian program pairs a library liaison with students writing their AWR.
AWR Liaison Librarians are available to meet with students one-on-one to help them develop a research plan and find sources specific to their AWR topics. AWR Liaison Librarians do not review rough drafts or provide substantive assistance but are available to assist students with the research process.
Librarians are always available to help students!
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By instant message/chat: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarychat
Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) Series
Getting Started on Your AWR - June 5th, noon-1pm, in room 1337
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 - August 13th, noon-1pm, in room 1337
This workshop will help students refine AWR papers by reviewing the use of footnotes and how to correctly use Bluebook conventions.
Most students are familiar with Westlaw and Lexis but the Law Library also provides access to a number of other databases. Check them out at: www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarydatabases
Search the Law Library catalog to find print and non-print resources.
Check out research guides created by Phoenix Law Librarians listing resources and links relative to specific topics. You might especially be interested in a guide about how to write an AWR paper, available at: http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu/scholarlywriting
For a complete listing of research guides, visit: http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu
Books About Scholarly Research
Not only do we have resources in our collection about multiple substantive law subject areas, we also have books that specifically guide students undertaking the scholarly writing process: