Law Student Access to Attorney Listservs

Attorney listservs can be a helpful tool for new attorneys especially those starting their own practices. Generally, attorneys will post a question (after removing all identifying client/case information) and other attorneys will respond on the best way to approach the issue. There are a couple of listserves that all law students access. The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association has a $10 student membership. Once you become a member and sign in you can see all the listserv options. You can however access the listserv FAQ page without membership. Student membership is also available from the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyer’s Association). They have several listservs and WSAJ student membership is free.


Lawyering Survival Guide

Thinking ahead to those days when you will be going to the law office and building your own practice?  Perhaps you have already found the page on law school success, but look further, The Lawyerist blog also provides advice on law firm marketing, practice management, technology, career development, legal ethics, and how to start a law practice.  Who knew that you could link to the Legal Careers pages and get tips on a variety of topics from dressing for success, specific practice areas and social networking?  Take a look at these links and see for yourself!


Apps for Lawyers and Law Students too!

[picapp src=”0/2/f/2/ad.jpg?adImageId=5864769&imageId=1173297″ width=”500″ height=”335″ /] ABA Journal recently wrote about 70 Sizzling Apps.  The apps are for various mobile devices like iPhones and BlackBerries. The apps help with document review, legal research, and time management – all apps that might be useful for a law student or new law graduate.


Study Aids Exhibit

Our Study Aids exhibit helps familiarize our incoming 1Ls with the supplemental learning materials available in our library. (2nd floor)

Study aids are aids to your study.  They are not intended to be a substitute for attending class and reading course materials.


Quiet Study Areas in the Library

As a rule of thumb, the higher you go in the Library, the quieter it gets. The 4th floor is the quietest study floor, closely followed by the 3rd. The 2nd floor, because it serves as the entrance as well as houses the reference and circulation desks, is naturally the noisiest floor. Study rooms are available for group work (sign up online). To help maintain an environment conducive to study, we ask that all cell phone ringers be turned off in the Library, and that all calls be taken outside the Library.


LexisNexis 1L Book Scholarship Giveaway

LexisNexis is giving away two 1L Book Scholarships to two lucky Seattle University first year students!  To become eligible for the drawing you must be a first year Seattle U law student and complete the following steps:

  • Register Your Lexis Activation Code
  • Attend a 1L Intro to Lexis Training

Time period to become eligible is August 24, 2009 thru September 18, 2009.  Winners will be drawn on September 21, 2009.

Prize value of the book scholarships is $600 each!

Register for an Intro to Lexis Training now on the MySchool page.

More classes will be added soon.



Banning Laptops in Law School

On the opposite end of the spectrum, some professors are eschewing laptops in the classroom altogether.  Read one professor’s account of the ups and downs of his experience banning lap tops in his federal tax classes at the South Texas College of Law.


Blawging Law Students

Just in case you need more distractions to pull you away from your studies, the ABA maintains a directory of blawgs written by law students.