“Law Practice- Starting a Law Practice“ is a new library guide for attorneys starting out in practice. The guide provides resources for attorneys starting out solo or any small niche practice or boutique law firm. The library guide is organized by tabs covering law practice management, marketing & networking, attorney-client relationships, practice materials, and how to choose a legal research vendor. The library guide links to many resources readily available on the web and books owned by the Law Library.
Lynn Lenart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-972-6357
Assistant Law Librarian for Reference Services
There are several legal research systems available to law students and faculty, making it difficult to decide which database to use for your research projects. The Law Library has a library guide giving very basic information about each of the databases and the legal research vendors have many helpful guides on their websites.
For a quick comparison, here is a chart that lists similarities and differences between the 3 major legal research systems- WestlawNext, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law.
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Need to charge your phone?
The Law Library has a new multi-device charging station with 8 different cables. Charge phones, tablets, MP3 players, and e-Readers. The charging station supports Apple (Legacy and Lightning), Android, Blackberry and Windows.
The new charging station is located next to the student photocopier across from the Circulation Desk.
Please do not leave your mobile devices unattended.
Students wishing to compete in the Law Review’s Write-On Competition,
The 2013 Write-On Competition will begin Friday, 5/17/13, at 8 AM. Instructions for the Write-On Competition and a hypothetical will be available for you to download at that time on TWEN. You will have until Friday, 5/31/13, at 12 AM to submit your response. Late submissions will not be graded or considered for a position on the Law Review.
To participate in the Write-On Competition, you will need to have extended your Westlaw password for the summer session in order to have TWEN access. To access the Write-On Competition course, you will need to add a course to your TWEN page the same way in which you do for your regular or ASP classes. This course is not yet activated for registration but will be available for you to join by the time the Write-On begins at 8 AM. If you have not extended your Westlaw password for the summer and if doing so is no longer possible, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can coordinate a way to email the instructions and the hypothetical to you on the day the Write-On Competition begins.
Please remember that this Write-On Competition is open to all law students who have completed their first year program as defined by the administration of the School of Law.
Students wishing to join the Akron Law Review who rank in the top fifteen (15) percent of their class after completing the first-year program will be automatically invited to join the law review. As such, those students ranking in the top fifteen percent of their class are not required to compete in the write-on competition to receive an invitation. However, since class rankings will not be released at the time of the write-on competition, we highly encourage all students who have previously ranked in the top fifteen percent of their class to still participate in the write-on competition since their class rank could drop after spring semester grades.
Note Regarding Part Time Students Completing Their First-Year Program this Summer: There will be a second write-on competition in August for those part-time students who complete their first-year program during the summer who are not yet eligible to compete in the first competition. More information regarding this competition will be sent out in August.
If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please email me at email@example.com.
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Westlaw has extended access for graduating students through November 2013!
May 2013 graduates must extend their passwords on the Westlaw law school home page by clicking on the “Need Westlaw this summer?” advertisement. Graduating law students receive 60 hours of usage per month per platform (Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext) through November instead of just through July.
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