Law Library News for Nov. 13, 2006
Kristy Moon, editor.
Join us this week on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room 119 for these topics:
We welcome your feedback and ideas for future topics! Talk to any of the librarians or email us.
It’s hard to believe that final exams are four weeks away. In addition to making outlines for your courses, there’s another way to study. CALI has over 600 interactive lessons in 32 legal subjects. The lessons are organized by subject, casebook, and course outline.
What’s nice about these lessons is that they use text, video, audio, flow charts, and graphics to break down complex topics into short, focused lessons. They also give you feedback on your answer choices and keep track of your scores. It’s a great way to test your knowledge as you progress in your courses or to simply practice applying what you already know. You can also listen to podcasts on your computer or download them to your MP3 player or iPod.
To access the lessons on CALI website, you need to register for a password. Go to the CALI website and look for the “My CALI” box on the right side of the screen. Click on the link next to “Not a registered user yet?” and fill in the information. Contact the Law Library Reference Office to obtain the Law School Authorization Code.
Actually, the Student Lawyer is not a book. It’s a journal published by the American Bar Association, Law Student Division. But it contains helpful information for law students, so it’s worth highlighting.
It is published monthly from September through May and includes articles about legal education, social/legal issues, careers, and the practice of law. Here is a sample of recently featured articles:
In addition to feature articles, browse the regular columns.
The “Jobs” column gives job-related advice. Recent articles covered networking (December 2005), older and second-career law students (October 2005), and non-legal careers (April 2005).
The “Hot Practice” column highlights different practice areas.
And beginning with the October 2005 issue, you’ll find a new column, “Legal Research” or “Legal Writing.”
The issues conclude with “Division Dialogue,” which contains news and announcements (e.g., writing contests, internships, scholarships, etc.) from the ABA Law Student Division.
The Student Lawyer is shelved at KF287.S77 in the Reference Area and in the Classified Stacks (older volumes). Recent issues are also available for free on the ABA Student Division website. The Student Lawyer is indexed by LegalTrac, available on the Legal Databases & Indexes page.