Free Breakfast to Learn about New Free Westlaw Tools!

On Monday, April 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., stop by Room 201 for a free breakfast and ten minute demos of Westlaw Practice Ready. Westlaw Practice Ready is a new set of practice tools available to University of Akron law students.

RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/UAPracticeReady.

Westlaw Practice Ready includes:  Eighteen months of free commercial access to Westlaw for graduating law students PLUS a host of other tools to draft, argue and research more effectively.

If you want more in-depth information about Practice Ready, you can add your firm or practice area to the RSVP form.

Questions? Contact our Westlaw Rep, Samuel Berbano: samuel.berbano@tr.com.

Free Breakfast to Learn About New Free Westlaw Practice Tools

On Monday, April 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., stop by Room 201 for a free breakfast and ten minute demos of Westlaw Practice Ready.  Westlaw Practice Ready is a new set of practice tools available to University of Akron law students.

RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/UAPracticeReady.

Westlaw Practice Ready includes:  Eighteen months of free commercial access to Westlaw for graduating law students PLUS a host of other tools to draft, argue and research more effectively.

If you want more in-depth information about Practice Ready, you can add your firm or practice area to the RSVP form.

Questions? Contact our Westlaw Rep, Samuel Berbano: samuel.berbano@tr.com.

Law Library Reference Position for Law Students

Law Library Position for Law Students – apply today!

This position is open to any student that has completed LARW I and II by the end of Spring semester 2018.  Deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

The Law Library seeks to hire one law student as a Reference Associate starting Summer Semester 2018.

The Law Library Reference Associate must be able to work an average of 15 hours per week during the summer.  (If the student would like to continue employment into the Fall, the student should be available for an average of  7.5-10 hours per week and must be available to work one weekday evening (specifically Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday) between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.)  A permanent weekly schedule will be set up at the beginning of each semester.  Once the semester schedule is established, the Law Library Associate is responsible for the hours assigned to them.

The Law Library Associate will be compensated $10/hour. The Law Library Associate is supervised by a dual-degreed librarian (JD, MLS) who will provide reference training.

Duties include providing informational, directional, reference and research assistance to Law Library patrons.  The Associate will also have circulation duties include answering the phone, answering directional questions, and checking out library materials.  The Law Library Associate will also assist the reference librarians with teaching functions, faculty research projects, creation and maintenance of online library guides, and other projects.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed LARW I and II by the end of Spring semester 2018.

Those interested in applying should email a current resume, your GPA, and your LARW grades to Sue Altmeyer (saltmeyer@uakron.edu) by April 17, 2018 . Interviews will be conducted Wednesday, April 18, 2016 through Friday, April 20, 2018, both day and evening times will be available.

 

Help with GWR Papers

The library can help you with GWR papers in two ways:

1. Meet with a librarian: Stop by the reference desk, or make an appointment. If you make an appointment, you can tell us what you are working on, so we can pull sources ahead of time. Or, you can ask questions via email or phone. Contact Sue Altmeyer, saltmeyer@uakron.edu, (330) 972-7764, Kyle Passmore, passmore@uakron.edu, 330-972-6352 or Sarah Starnes, sstarnes@uakron.edu, (330) 972-5291.

2. Use online library guides: Library guides link to resources on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other databases and various web sites.  There are guides specific to: International Human RightsInternational Patent Law, Patent Law and Post-Conviction Remedies, as well as a general GWR Papers guide.

The librarians can help you with both research and Bluebook citation form.

Lexis Loves You Event – Feb. 13

On Tuesday, February 11, 2018, join your Lexis reps in the Akron Law Atrium for the “Lexis Loves You” event!  There will be treats and a raffle.  To get in the raffle, students will have to have completed Professional Research Certification and/or completed either Tip of the Week 3 (this week) or Tip of the Week 4 (next week).  Students can have multiple entries. There will be ten winners who will choose one of ten balloons, which will have pieces of paper with prizes inside. The prizes will be Starbucks cards, Lexis points and one larger prize.

Please contact our Lexis rep, Jennifer Durkin, with any questions.   (jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com)