First Year Resources from Bloomberg Law

All new GMUSL students should have received a card explaining how to set up a Bloomberg Law account.  You’ll be learning about using Bloomberg Law for legal research later in the semester.

Bloomberg Law also has a collection of First Year Resources that you may find useful. Access this information here.

 

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Westlaw and Lexis Extend Access for Grads

Here are the details from each vendor:

Westlaw:  Westlaw is allowing graduates to extend their password access to Westlaw databases until November 2013. If you have already extended your WestlawNext access, you don’t have to do anything further. Go here to extend your Westlaw Password.

Lexis Advance: Lexis is allowing graduates to extend their access to Lexis Advance through December 31, 2013. Apply here to receive a special Lexis Advance ID through a new Graduate Program. You will receive a new ID in early July that may be used for “for educational, bar preparation, and job search purposes only.”

Bloomberg Law Seeks Student Representative

Here is information provided by Bloomberg Law:

Bloomberg Law is seeking an energetic and highly-motivated Product Advocate to support Bloomberg Law at George Mason University School of Law. The successful candidate will be fully trained on how to use Bloomberg Law and share their expertise with fellow students and faculty. If you are interested, please email your resume to Beth Goldfinger at egoldfinger@bloomberg.net.

 

Summer Access to Legal Databases

During the Summer, GMUSL students have the following legal database access:

  • Bloomberg Law: Unlimited, unrestricted access.
  • Lexis:  Unlimited access for work (paid or unpaid) and academic purposes using a Lexis Advance ID.
  • Westlaw:  Limited access June 1-July 31.  Students retain access to all TWEN courses and materials.  Students may apply for a password extension here for the following acceptable uses: Summer law school classes, law journal work, projects for faculty, moot court, and unpaid, nonprofit public-interest internship/externship work required for graduation. Summer passwords may not be used for research for law firms, government agencies, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework.

During the Summer, students continue to have full access to all other Law-Related Databases and databases available from the GMU Libraries Database Portal.

Reference Librarians will be available throughout the Summer to answer any research-related questions.  Please feel free to call, email, or stop by the Reference Office. Full contact details are available from the library Staff Directory.

 

GMU Libraries Provide Access to Vault Career Insider

Career Insider by Vault provides career information and management tools including:

  • Vault Career Guides (includes legal practice areas and law firms)
  • Industry and company profiles
  • Resume and cover letter resources
  • Salary information
  • Job alerts
  • Online career forums

GMU patrons may access Career Insider using the link above or from the GMU Database Portal (listed alphabetically under “C” or “V”).  First time users are required to set up a personal username and password.

 

 

Westlaw Table Day

Westlaw is hosting a “Welcome Back” table tomorrow, January 8, 11:30 am -1:00 pm.  Students can stop by for sweets and Westlaw goodies — and  those who show a document on WestlawNext will receive 100 points and entered to win a pack of four top law movies.  Questions?  Contact our Thompson Reuters Account Manager, Annemarie Milton.

Tragedy in Norway: Breivik Sentenced

Just over a year ago, I shared information here about the tragic events in Norway and the legal process that would follow. Today the Norwegian court found Breivik sane and therefore legally responsible for killing 77 people. This decision will keep Breivik in prison for a least 21 years but likely more, as this maximum punishment under Norwegian Law may be enhanced if he is deemed a danger to society.

Interested in locating international news sources about this or other topics?  One option is a Google “news” search. GMU patrons also have access to several news databases, including NewsBank which includes several hundred international newspapers, news services and broadcast media

 

Training for LRWA III Students

Vendor representatives will offer optional training sessions for LRWA III students:

Bloomberg Law

  • August 20:  9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
  • August 21:  3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
All Bloomberg Law sessions will be held in the library training lab, Room 342.

Lexis

  • August 20  noon, 5:00 pm
  • August 21 noon, 5:00 pm

Noon sessions will be held in Room 332, 5:00 sessions will be held in Room 221.

 Westlaw

  • August 20 12:30pm, 3:00 pm
  • August 21 1:00 pm, 5:30pm

All Westlaw training sessions will be held in Room 121.