Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Emergency Notifications

Sign up for the University's emergency notification system to get the latest news about snow closures, campus safety alerts, etc. You can request that notifications be sent to your email, home or cell phone.

A full list of suggestions for various emergency scenarios is also
listed on the DU Office of Emergency Preparedness website, along with a video of what to do in an active shooter situation.

Be prepared!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Advanced Legal Research Course

Advanced Legal Research Course Description

Students will select an area of practice in which to explore all major legal research resources, formats, and costs, and refine their ability to formulate cost-effective research strategies. They will identify an issue of interest and formulate a Legal Research Plan for an analysis on the issue; draft a Library Purchasing Plan for the practice area; write and revise a legal analysis on the issue; draft a client letter on the legal analysis; consider potential ethical issues for the practice area and write a short paper on these concerns; give an oral presentation; and write a final reflection.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

The class will be taught by Professor Debra Austin.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lexis Training: Special Topics

The Lexis rep, Katy Sparks, is offering some advanced training classes for 2L's & 3L's. Sign up now for a session on the Lexis law school page!

Search Tactics
Advanced use of Terms & Connectors searching - with search tips for specific databases included

10/20/2011 12:00 PM 25 min Room 259

International Law
Come let us show you the international law sources available through Lexis and how to easily locate them on the website.

10/24/2011 12:00 PM 25 min Room 259
10/24/2011 4:45 PM 25 min Room 180

Business Law
Come see the sources on Lexis that will help you in a business law practice or business law related field.

10/24/2011 6:00 PM 25 min Room 165
10/26/2011 12:00 PM 25 min Room 259

Shepard's training
Review of basic Shepard's feature and an exploration of the more advanced features

10/25/2011 11:00 AM 25 min Room 259
10/25/2011 2:30 PM 25 min Room 145
10/25/2011 5:00 PM 25 min Room 125

Criminal Law
Come get some research tips on using the Lexis sources for practice in criminal law.

10/26/2011 4:45 PM 25 min Room 180
10/27/2011 12:00 PM 25 min Room 259

Environmental Law
We'll show you the best and most frequently used databases for environmental law research - and give you some tips along the way!

10/31/2011 12:00 PM 25 min Room 259
10/31/2011 4:45 PM 25 min Room 180

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Copyright Research Guide

The Law Library is pleased to announce the creation of a new research guide on Copyright Law. This research guide provides background information on copyright issues, discusses various treaties that affect U.S. copyright law and provides links to statutes, regulations and secondary materials. There is a section listing the various exceptions such as the fair use doctrine and also how to research copyright registrations. Take a look at this guide as well as over 40 other topical research guides that we have developed to help you with your legal research questions.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Copyright Case With DU Tie

For an update on the case, see this article from The Clarion, DU's student paper.

Oral arguments will be heard on Wednesday, October 5th in a copyright case with DU connections. To see more details about DU music professor Lawrence Golan's challenge to current U.S, copyright law, read the DU news story and a recent update from Law Week Colorado.