Where’s Bob?

Have you wondered where that bearded librarian went? He is happily retired and thriving in Tacoma, WA. Apparently, he is occasionally spotted walking up and down hills to get his daily exercise. We all wish him well and thank him for his time here. I’m sure he misses writing blog postings.

Ask a librarian

Having trouble with a research problem for your externship? Wondering if you’re missing something in your clinic assignment? Wanting to use WestlawNext more effectively? Reference librarians can help. Look for us at the desk on the left as you enter the library or email us at lawreference@seattleu.edu!

 

Reference Help

reference helpReference librarians can help with any aspect of legal research—finding sources, searching databases, and understanding search results. If you have a reference question, please stop by the reference desk, call us at 206-398-4225 or email us at lawreference@seattleu.edu. We welcome your questions.

Over the summer, we had some staffing changes in our reference department. After 36 years with our law library, librarian Bob Menanteaux retired in July and we will miss him greatly. He specialized in foreign and international legal research, a specialization he shared with librarian Barbara Swatt Engstrom who is happy to assist you in this area. Our reference team now consists of:

  • Barbara Swatt Engstrom 206-398-4318 engstromb@seattleu.edu
  • Kerry Fitz-Gerald 206-398-4223 fitzg@seattleu.edu
  • Kelly Kunsch 206-398-4090 kunsch@seattleu.edu
  • Stephanie Wilson 206-398-4222 wilsons3@seattleu.edu (sabbatical spring 2015)

If you have a reference question, you can contact any of the above librarians directly. Please note that to accommodate these staffing changes, we have modified reference desk hours. Evening reference is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 8:00 pm but no longer on Thursday evening. On Sunday afternoons from noon to 4:00 pm, we will provide reference services via email (lawreference@seattleu.edu ). We look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Bloomberg Law: The Place to Find Dockets

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Bloomberg Law: The Place to Find Dockets

Are your students trying to complete research for a paper, or struggling with other areas of research?  The reference librarians are holding informal sessions for students in October and November.  Details are below.

Docket research is often required in clinics and externships. Come and learn how to find dockets quickly and easily using Bloomberg Law.

Come by Room 109 on Thursday (noon) to hear Barbara Swatt-Engstrom give her talk!

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Trick or Treaty: Fun with International Law

Researching a paper? Have work-related research questions? Law librarian research talks can get you on the right path. Sessions last thirty minutes.

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Trick or Treaty: Fun with International Law

Researching a paper? Have work-related research questions? Law librarian research talks can get you on the right path. Sessions last thirty minutes.

Treaties are central to international law. We’ll explore some tricks for finding them, assessing their applicability, and gathering useful commentary … all in 30 minutes.

Come by Room 309 at noon, Oct. 31, to hear Bob Menanteaux give his talk!

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Have a Question? Ask a Reference Librarian

reference librarianThe reference desk is staffed Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-8pm, Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and Sundays from noon to 4pm.  You can stop by the reference desk, call 398-4225, or e-mail lawreference@seattleu.edu

Legal Research Tips: Writing a Paper

Are your students trying to complete research for a paper, or struggling with other areas of research?  The reference librarians are holding informal sessions for students in October and November.  Details are below.

Do you have a class that requires a paper rather than an exam? Or, perhaps you are doing an independent study this semester. Come hear Kelly talk about resources to use in research for scholarly legal writing. The discussion will be brief and highlight resources available to law students that you might not know about. The discussion will be general but questions can be specific to your topic.

Kelly Kunsch will present his talk today at 5 p.m. in Room 309.

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Legal Research Tips: Writing a Paper

Are your students trying to complete research for a paper, or struggling with other areas of research?  The reference librarians are holding informal sessions for students in October and November.  Details are below. 

Do you have a class that requires a paper rather than an exam? Or, perhaps you are doing an independent study this semester. Come hear Kelly talk about resources to use in research for scholarly legal writing. The discussion will be brief and highlight resources available to law students that you might not know about. The discussion will be general but questions can be specific to your topic.

Kelly Kunsch will present his talk on October 8 at 5 p.m. in Room 309.

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