Law Library News
May 16, 2005.
Final exams for certain law school courses will take place during May 19-21. Please be considerate of those students who may be studying in the library this week for exams. All carrels on L1 will be reserved for law students on May 19 and 20.
Your law school LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords are to be used for academic purposes only. So when you clerk in a law office this summer, you may not use your law school LexisNexis or Westlaw ID or password. In fact, both vendors cut off your access during the summer, allowing limited access only to the career databases, although Westlaw grants you two hours per month of free full access until the fall.
However, there are exceptions to this general rule. If you are working on one of the law school journals, working for a law professor, taking summer law classes, serving on moot court, or working in an externship that satisfies your public interest requirement, you can apply to LexisNexis or Westlaw for full access during the summer. When you go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool or http://lawschool.westlaw.com, you will see a link for signing up for full summer access. Be sure to sign up before the end of the spring quarter!
By the way, LexisNexis and Westlaw are aware that we are on a quarter system, so you will have full access though the end of spring quarter. Ignore any statements to the contrary; they are aimed at schools on the semester system.
The law libraries of Seattle University and University of Washington are once again sponsoring this popular half-day legal research program for all summer associates and law clerks working in the Seattle area this summer.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Program will be repeated:
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Program is FREE! Light snacks will be provided.
An online registration form is available at http://lib.law.washington.edu/btg/2005/register.htm
Directions / Parking
For SU, go to http://www.law.seattleu.edu/directions?mode=standard
For UW, go to http://lib.law.washington.edu/hours/hours.html#direct
Bring your lunch and laptop. Contact Ann Hemmens if you have any questions (206-543-7672 or firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you there!
With summer employment starting in about a month, this is a good time to be brushing up on business etiquette. Even if you already feel confident of your business social skills, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded, especially if you want good references or a job offer at the end of the summer.
“Like Yeah, Manners Really Count” appeared in The National Law Journal on May 31, 2004, and the author (and etiquette trainer) Ann Marie Sabath gave advice specifically tailored to law firm summer associates (the complete article is available on LegalTrac, LexisNexis, and Westlaw). Here are the highlights:
Summer Job Tips Part 3 will appear next week. For Part 1, see http://lib.law.washington.edu/news/2005/May9.html.