Technology Used in Lawyering Process:
LP Courseware Sites
Each Lawyering Process Professor maintains a TWEN (The West Educational Network) or Blackboard site for their courses. Features of these sites include electronic access to course assignments, class email, assignment drop-boxes, and links to research resources.
Computer Assisted Legal Research
Students in Lawyering Process must learn both electronic legal research platforms: LexisNexis and Westlaw. Students will receive an email from the library regarding sign-up instructions.
- Basic Lexis Session
This class is designed to establish a basic comfort level, or familiarity, with the LexisNexis research system. Topics covered include LexisNexis Lawschool homepage, Get a Document, Printing and emailing documents for free, Topical research using Search Advisor, Source selection, Basic terms & connectors searching, and Help databases.
- Basic Westlaw Session
This class covers the following topics related to the Westlaw research system: Customizing your Westlaw Password with Jurisdictional Tabs; Finding case law by citation and by title or party name; The parts of a case on Westlaw, including Key Numbers and Headnotes; Printing/Downloading/E-mailing Documents; Using the Directory to locate sources/databases; Searching by term with Natural Language and KeySearch; Secondary Sources—ALR/AMJUR/Journals and Law Reviews.
There are numerous resources available for students with technology questions.
Microsoft/PC Software Questions: Educational Technology (Room 265)
Please click here for CaseMap help.
You can also access CaseMap Tutorials by clicking here.
CaseMap is a software program that many law firms and government attorney offices use to manage the case analysis process. CaseMap is also a great data and research management tool for LP students. All first year students receive a copy of this software free from Lexis-Nexis.
Turning Technologies is an interactive student response system that provides the tools needed to actively engage every student in the classroom. By using wireless response devices, students are given the opportunity to participate in class discussions and surveys. Daily quizzes and subject matter reviews can be given to assure that the material is being learned.