Law Library News
May 15, 2006.
Your IDs will remain active through the summer but remember that access continues to be limited to “academic purposes,” same as during the academic year. Academic purposes include:
You can register your passwords for summer extension if you’ll need access for:
To register for summer extension, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/summerextension.asp?appflag=100.14
If you do not fall into one of the above categories and do not register for summer extension, your password will still allow you to use Westlaw for 2 hours per month during the summer.
Passwords for graduating students expire on June 30. You can receive a summer bar study password from WestlawRewards. (They’ll email you in mid-May. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t receive the email.)
Loislaw allows law students to use its product for academic and commercial purposes. That means it is OK to use Loislaw for your summer jobs! Obtain the “access code” from the Reference Office and register for a password at http://www.loislawschool.com/.
Casemaker is a fairly new product that is available to bar members in 29 states (including Washington State). Attorneys are allowed to share their passwords with their employees, so you might ask your supervising attorney for his or her password. For more information, see https://pro.wsba.org/Casemaker/.
King County Law Library
Located inside the King County Courthouse in the Pioneer Square District of downtown Seattle, KCLL subscribes to several online products including LexisNexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, LegalTrac, and tax specialty CD-ROM for its library users.
Gallagher Law Library
Library users may use online products such as KeyCite (just the citator portion of Westlaw), BNA (various practice areas), RIA CheckPoint (tax), HeinOnline, and LegalTrac by coming into the library or clicking on the “Off-Campus Access” link (UW NetID required).
Your summer jobs and externships will take you all over the country. Many of you will work at law firms and in organizations that have their own libraries and reference librarians. But who you gonna call if your employer or sponsor doesn’t?
You can call, email, or visit your friendly and helpful Gallagher reference librarians. We will be happy to help you identify sources and plan a research strategy. Our phone number is (206) 543-6794 and our email address is email@example.com. During the interim periods and the summer quarter, we are available slightly shorter hours than during the regular academic year.
Through the “Off-Campus Access” link on the Law Library website, you can continue to use HeinOnline, LegalTrac, LexisNexis Congressional, and other commercial databases listed on the Legal Databases & Indexes page and on the UW Libraries Research Databases page. These sources will be especially valuable to students who will not have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw during the summer.
The public area Law Library computers are now limited to 1 hour per day per user. The four “Legal Research Only” terminals in the Reference Area allow 2 hours per day per user. But remember: you can always surf the Library’s website and use the catalog without logging in with your UW NetID or barcode.
--Mary Whisner, from Trial Ad Notes
Lawyers may face
many moral dilemmas -- some covered by the formal rules of ethics and some not.
Legal Ethics Stories is
a new collection of essays looking at ten cases, exploring their contexts and
the decisions the attorneys faced, and often adding a postscript about
subsequent developments. It is edited by
Deborah L. Rhode and
David J. Luban.
Here is a sampling of the stories:
Each of the stories is very interesting and provocative. The book is available in the library: KF306 .A4L43 2006 at Reference Area. Take a look -- for one story or a bunch of them.