Thursday, September 27, 2012

New to the Collection: The Zen of Law School Success

The Zen of Law School Success by Chad Noreuil is new to our collection and I wanted to highlight it as it is unique compared to our normal selections. This book focuses on the mental aspect of law school instead of on actual subject matter and specifically on how, in their opinion, to succeed and has First Year students as its primary intended audience. This title includes ideas on preparation for written exams, multiple choice exams, and how to handle negativity and obstacles through law school and especially during exam time. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number – KF 283. N67 2011.

Chapter 1 – Preparing for the Journey
Chapter 2 – Knowing Your Universe
Chapter 3 – The Tao of the Law School Mind
Chapter 4 – Knowing Your True Self
Chapter 5 – Writing Final Exam Essays
Chapter 6 – Noreuil’s Top Ten Tips for Essay Writing
Chapter 7 – Multiple Choice Questions
Chapter 8 – Noreuil’s Top Ten Tips for Multiple Choice Questions
Chapter 9 – Handling Negativity and Obstacles
Chapter 10 – Knowing Your Universe, Part II – Final Exams
Chapter 11 – After the Journey

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ross Guberman to speak this Friday

This upcoming Friday, Sept. 21, at 2 Room 308 Ross Guberman will be speaking to the law school community about lessons learned from the "Obamacare" briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court. For more information please see here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What Does The Indian Public Think About Climate Change? - LINK

A new blog post from our Prof. Verchick we wanted to share with all of our readers:
What Does the Indian Public Think About Climate Change What Does The Indian Public Think About Climate Change?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Law School Event Tomorrow

Professor Hiroko Kusuda is scheduled to present "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" for the DREAMers (A discussion of President Obama's new immigration policy.)

Tuesday, September 18
12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 111
A light lunch will be served.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New to the Collection: Build Your Practice the Logical Way

Build Your Practice the Logical Way by Carol Schiro Greenwald and Steven Skyles-Mulligan is a fairly short (<250 pages) book that can be an excellent resource for attorneys beginning their own practice or 3L's who are looking ahead to their near future and preparing for that eventuality. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. This book can be found at call number KF 311. B83 2012.

Ch. 1 - Focus on Clients to Build Your Firm
Ch. 2 - Use Value to Create a Foundation of Loyalty
Ch. 3 - Master Communication Techniques to Build a Client-Centric Practice
Ch. 4 - Research to Understand Your Current Practice
Ch. 5 - Research to Ynderstand Your Foundation Clients' Worlds
Ch. 6 - Build a Client-Centric Firm
Ch. 7 - Replicate Your Foundation Clients
Ch. 8 - Pick the Low Hanging Fruit

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Orientation Handouts in PDF

Did you know we had those snazzy Orientation handouts available online? We most certainly do, download and enjoy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Westlaw Journals Access Update

If you happen to use journals in Westlaw as of August 1, 2012 the following Oxford University Press journals are no longer in Westlaw (however, they are on LexisNexis, accessible via Oxford’s own platform, and via HeinOnline and Ebsco (though not current issues because of embargo)):

British Journal of Criminology
Human Rights Law Review
International Journal of Constitutional Law
International Journal of Law and Information Technology
International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
International Journal of Refugee Law
Journal of Competition Law & Economics
Journal of Conflict and Security Law
Journal of Environmental Law
Journal of International Criminal Justice
Journal of International Dispute Settlement
Journal of International Economic Law
Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
Journal of Refugee Studies
Law, Probability and Risk
Medical Law Review
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
Statute Law Review 

The Loyola Law Library does maintain access to each of these alternative access points which can be found on our Online Resources page.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monsoon Madness Link

We at the library wanted to make sure and link a new blog post by Professor Robert Verchick entitled Monsoon Madness. An interesting take on monsoons in India which is also where Prof. Verchick is researching this semester.

An interesting comparison for those students and blog readers from Louisiana and their dealing with hurricanes.