Lexis Advance Quicklaw Is Your New Quicklaw

In September 2016, Lexis Nexis launched a new interface called Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Since then you have still been able to access the old LexisNexisQuicklaw interface.
Effective August 31, 2018, the old LexisNexis Quicklaw will no longer be available. 
Now would be a good time for you to create a new Lexis Advance Quicklaw account if you haven’t already done so.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Reference Librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca, (416) -736-5207

 

 

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

May 2018


Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 49,418 full-text downloads and 36 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 16,992.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 2,968 institutions across 186 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

April 2018


Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 60,958 full-text downloads and 37 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 16,984.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 3,461 institutions across 188 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

Summer access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw

All personal student Lexis Advance Quicklaw accounts will be deactivated by LexisNexis from June 1 until August 31.

During this period you may access Lexis Advance Quicklaw through the campus wide subscription. To do this go to the Library’s home page.
Under Quick Links, select Lexis Advance Quicklaw (York)›. You will be prompted to authenticate with your Passport York credentials.

Please note that students may only use Quicklaw only if they are not employed in a law-related field and are:

  1. Enrolled in a summer course leading to a degree or diploma,
  2. Authorized for an extension of a school course,
  3. Working for a professor as a research assistant,
  4. Working for a law faculty-associated law journal or legal aid clinic, or
  5. Conducting research (honing their research skills) for upcoming school assignments in the fall.

WestlawNext Canada personal student accounts remain active over the summer, but the same criteria for academic use apply.

If you have any questions please contact Sharona Brookman at sbrookman@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Wishing you a enjoyable and successful summer!

Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

March 2018


Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 63,309 full-text downloads and 15 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 16,927.

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by 3,132 institutions across 188 countries.


The most popular papers were:

The most popular publications were:

R.A. research skills workshop

Please join us for a library research skills workshop on Thursday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 2027.

While this session is geared primarily to help Research Assistants who will be involved in in-depth research projects during the summer, all students who wish to improve their research skills are welcome.

Legal research basics will be briefly covered and students will also have the opportunity to learn some advanced research skills.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:

10:00-10:40 Secondary sources  

10:45-11:20 Legislation

11:25-12:00 Caselaw and Zotero

12:10-1:00 Lunch and WestlawNext Canada training

1:05-2:00 Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Though we highly recommend attendance at all sessions, students are welcome to attend those sessions that are most useful to them.

A morning snack will be sponsored by Lexis Nexis and Thomson Reuters will be sponsoring lunch.

To register please send a message to library@osgoode.yorku.ca with R.A.research skills workshop in the subject line. Please let us know if you will be working as a Research Assistant this summer.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

The Library Reference team,

Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang, Daniel Perlin and Sharona Brookman

 

CUPE 3903 Strike and the Commission of Industrial Inquiry

As the CUPE 3903 strike at York has gone on with little end in sight, the Ontario government has called a Commission of Industrial Inquiry today to look into the outstanding issues and see if there are steps to be taken to address them.

For those not familiar with Commissions of Industrial Inquiry, they can be appointed by the Minister of Labour under section 37 of the Labour Relations Act, SO 1995, c 1, Schedule A, s 37.   They have the power to examine any evidence and to report their findings to the Minister.  Note that they are not an arbitrator, so they cannot end the strike by imposing any terms.  They are only there to look at the issues and to suggest ways to resolve them.

For anyone who wants more information on Inquiries, a good place to start is this book:

Ronda Bessner & Susan Lightstone, Public inquiries in Canada: Law and Practice (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017)KF 5422 B57 2017 – in Osgoode library stacks