Law360 – Legal News Resource

Students using Lexis Advance may have noticed the Law360 box located on the homepage, but encountered a log-in screen when trying to find out what is this resource.  While Law360 previously could be accessed through Lexis’ search bar, it is only in the past few months that its content can be browsed and searched by students through the main Law360 interface (select the Law360 icon highlighted below).

 

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This link will take you to Law360’s main page where recent important legal news, news and analysis organized by practice area, and other search options are available.  Students can use the left-hand navigation bar to view content related to a specific area of law.

 

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For example, say you were really interested in technology and the law, there’s a page devoted solely to that topic.  Not only does the Technology page provide current awareness information about the subject, it also includes expert analysis by practitioners with significant experience in that field.

 

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Some other ways to search Law360 content include the ubiquitous search bar and Advanced Search features.  If you select the Advanced Search link, you can search content by Industry, Company, Law Firm, and Government Agency.  While our Law360 subscription does include New and Expert Analysis, it does not include Case access.  To access cases, you will need to locate them on Lexis Advance or other research platforms.

 

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Another useful way to access Law360 content is by selecting the highlighted icon shown below which will display an additional search menu.  In addition to providing access to legal content by practice area, students also can research firm-related information and even search for legal jobs.

 

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Have questions about Law360, library resources, or conducting legal research?  Please feel free to contact any of the library’s helpful reference librarians or email us at refdesk@law.du.edu.

New Conflict Resolution Research Guide

October is Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado!

Conflict results from differences in interests and behavior and conflict resolution refers to the means by which conflict is ended. In the legal profession, conflicts are most commonly referred to as “disputes” and conflict resolution is often known as “dispute resolution.” There are quite a number of conflict resolution processes including war, voting, and avoidance (withdrawal from relationship). However, legal professionals are mostly concerned with adjudicative dispute resolution processes (i.e., litigation and arbitration), conciliatory dispute resolution processes (i.e., negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law), and dispute prevention.

In Colorado, Conflict Resolution Month is celebrated every October. And this year is the 10th Anniversary! There have been many events held throughout the month in the state and here at the University of Denver. You can read about these events and find many resources on conflict resolution at
http://conflictresolutionmonth.org/ and at
https://www.portfolio.du.edu/conflictresolutionmonth.

In honor of Conflict Resolution Month, the Westminster Law Library has compiled a resource and information guide on Conflict Resolution and the Law. While there are many conflict resolution processes, including war and voting, this resource guide focuses on the various forms of conflict resolution within the legal realm. You can view the guide at http://libguides.law.du.edu/conflictresolution.

Thank you to our Reference Assistant Katharine Hales for creating this research guide and authoring this blog post!