WHEN: Monday, March 10th at 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, Noon, 12:30pm, and 1:00pm
- You only need to attend one 25 minute session
- Pizza will be served at the Noon session–please register so we can order enough
WHERE: Room L-167 BRING YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET!
WHY: To obtain your “Professional Research Certification 2014” which should be on everyoneʼs resume. Learn the tools you need to be successful this summer and beyond. Once you take the class, you will be given the link for the certification exam. You need to pass the exam to earn the certification.
HOW: Register on the Lexis Advance home page www.lexisadvance.com/lawschool or by emailing Jennifer.Durkin@lexisnexis.com
**DONʼT FORGET** Everyone has UNLIMITED FREE ACCESS to use Lexis Advance this summer at any firm, clerkship or other employment.
Plagiarism, as defined on the University of Akron Office of General Counsel web page, “is the intentional or unintentional use of the words or ideas of another without acknowledging their source.” Deliberate and accidental plagiarism are treated the same by the University and the School of Law. The University places the responsibility on the students to know what plagiarism is and to avoid it.
Law students caught plagiarizing will be violating the Law School’s Student Disciplinary Code and will be subject to proceedings under the Code. Consequences can be severe and may include dismissal from the University.
More information about plagiarism:
- Law LibraryPlagiarism Guide – find out what does not need citing, the purpose of citations and the many different categories of plagiarism.
- CALI Lesson: Plagiarism – Keeping Out of Trouble - This lesson will explain what constitutes plagiarism, how to avoid plagiarizing, and offers opportunities for students to test their understanding of plagiarism.
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The Computer Assisted Legal Instructions (CALI) lessons are a valuable resource that you may wish to use to review or reinforce material covered in class.
“The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 900 interactive, computer-based lessons covering most legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and can be assigned as supplemental study material or integrated with other course materials. ” (Source: CALI web site)
To use the lessons you will need to register on the CALI site and enter our law school’s authorization code. Here are the instructions for obtaining the School of Law CALI authorization code and accessing the CALI lessons:
1. Click on this link and enter your UAnet ID and university password.
2. A PDF document will open with Akron’s CALI authorization code and additional instructions on accessing the CALI website.
3. Go to CALI’s website (http://www.cali.org ) and click on “Create New Account.” Follow the instructions on that web page and enter the CALI authorization code when prompted. Use your University email address.
You will need to use this authorization code the first time you register. During the registration process you create a custom password. In subsequent visits to use the lessons, you will just enter your email address and your custom password.
Please do not give The University of Akron School of Law CALI authorization code to anyone outside of this law school. The University of Akron is a member of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction and therefore has a license to the CALI exercises.
Questions? Please contact Lynn Lenart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-972-6357.Read More
The Bloomberg Law SCOTUS competition is now available for students to register. To sign up, go to scotuscompetition.com and complete the registration requirements. All students must be registered by March 22, 2014 and all answers must be submitted by March 31, 2014. In the competition you will:
- Apply your understanding of constitutional law and each of the nine justices.
- Predict how the Supreme Court of the United States will decide six merits cases and six cert. petitions in April 2014.
- Use information – opinions, Supreme Court briefs, Justices’ profiles and news – housed on Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog to complete your research and make your final selections.
For further questions, please contact Breen Parry (email@example.com) or Holly Facer (firstname.lastname@example.org), see the flyers around the school, or check the scotuscompetition.com website. You must have a Bloomberg Law account to compete but registration is easy and free for law students.Read More
BLOOMBERG LAW SCOTUS COMPETITION – UP TO $5,000 IN PRIZES
For all students who are interested in winning up to $5,000 and learning more about Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog present the Supreme Court Challenge. You and your teammates will use the resources available on Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog to make predictions for which cases will be considered by the court in April 2014.
This is a great contest! You will learn how to search the news databases, BNA Law Reports, Court Opinions, dockets, set up citation alerts, track dockets and search People Profiles. For registration and all other information, please contact Breen Parry (email@example.com) or Holly Facer (firstname.lastname@example.org). You must have a Bloomberg Law account to compete but registration is free for law students.Read More