Kudos to the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association and the generous students at the Schulich School of Law on collecting items for 25 shoeboxes, a total donation value of $1250.00! The Shoebox Project for Shelters collects and distributes gifts in the form of Shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities. Each Shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that any woman will likely enjoy, but may not splurge on for herself in difficult times. The Sir James Dunn Law Library is pleased to be a partner in the Shoebox Project as well as other fundraising events planned for this time of year. Thank you Dal Law students for your initiative and generosity.
Summer Research Refreshers
We welcome our Summer Legal Research Assistants at the Sir James Dunn Law Library. Each May we offer a series of workshops to help RAs refresher their legal research skills. These sessions are for students with some prior legal research training. No registration is required and we will bring the muffins. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-494-8856.
Monday, May 2, 2016 1-4pm (Law Library Room L408)
* Introductions, Go-to People, and Library Research Services 1:00-1:30pm
* Finding Secondary Literature: Books, Journals, Theses, Reports 1:30-2:30pm
* Coffee Break (Muffins Provided) 2:30-3:00
* Using Secondary Literature: Citation, Plagiarism, Copyright, Reference Management 3:00-4:00
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1-4pm (Law Library Room L408)
* Comments and Questions 1:00-1:15pm
* Canadian Primary Sources – Legislation 1:15-2:00pm
* Canadian Primary Sources – Cases 2:00-2:30pm
* Coffee Break 2:30-3:00pm
* Foreign and International Primary Sources 3:00-4:00pm
Thursday, May 5, 2016 1-2:30pm ADT – Online Session for Distance Researchers (BBLearn)
* Introductions and Library Research Services
* Finding and Using Secondary Sources
* Canadian Primary Sources
Friday, May 6, 2016 1:00-2:45 (Law Library Computer Lab)
* WestlawNext Canada Refresher and Research Specific Questions 1:00-1:45pm
* LexisNexisQuicklaw Refresher and Research Specific Questions 2:00-2:45pm
Mini-Workshops for Law
Join us for a series of mini-workshops on research paper writing. No pre-registration required. The sessions will be held in the Law Library Reserve Collection.
Friday, March 4, 2016
9:00 am Finding Stuff: This is a short workshop of finding books and articles using our library’s collections and online subscriptions. Explore the many research tools we have and find the best tools for your research.
9:30 am Now what? This is a short workshop on choosing and narrowing your research topic to develop a manageable research question. We will look at how to create a research plan and paper outline.
10:30 am Answer Man Can: This is a short drop-in session to ask questions and get tips on using Westlaw and Lexis Quicklaw more effectively for your research. Discover which tool is best for your research.
11:00 am Anywhere! We don’t have it? In this short workshop discover how to search and request materials from any library in the world for free through the Interlibrary loan service.
Law Library under Renovation
On Monday, September 16, 2013 we began our long awaited renovations. We will be creating a new Information Services Centre. Watch our blog as we chronicle the transformation and update you on construction news.
Law Library Holiday Hours
Wednesday December 21: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday December 22: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday December 23: 8am -12 noon
December 24 – January 2: CLOSED
The Law Library will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday January 3, 2012.
New Chief Law Librarian
The Sir James Dunn Law Library is very pleased to welcome our new Chief Law Librarian, Anne Matthewman. Anne began her position here on August 3. Prior to this Anne was the Library Manager and Executive Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association. In addition, Anne has served in a number of capacities on the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, most recently as the Past President, and has also held office in the American Association of Law Libraries.
Anne looks forward to working with new colleagues within the Dalhousie Libraries system. Please join us in wishing her much success.
Hague Academy Collected Courses Online
Trial ends December 4, 2009
As a leading publisher in international law Martinus Nijhoff Publishers focuses on areas in Public International Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and International Relations. Nijhoff is particularly proud of its very special and longstanding relationship with The Hague Academy.
The Dalhousie Libraries are pleased to offer you, on a trial basis, access to The Hague Academy’s Collected Courses Online. Please note that you will need to use the following username and password to access this collection:
Use the comments link below to send us your feedback on this resource!
Law Library Tech Fair
Got technology questions? Friday Oct. 2, 1:00-3:00pm in the Law Library.
- Wireless Laptop setup questions
- Electronic Exam software demo and technical questions
- Blackboard Learning System
- Printing and more…
Law Database Training
Training for LexisQuicklaw for law students will be held during the week of October 13-16, 2009. Schedules and signup sheets will be available in the library and in the Legal Research and Writing class after September 24th.
Training for Westlaw Canada for law students will be held during the week of October 20-24, 2009. Schedules and signup sheets will be available in the library and in the Legal Research and Writing class after September 24th.
Law Library Regular Hours
The Sir James Dunn Law Library moves to regular hours on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Please note that we will be on summer hours until then closing at 4:30pm.