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Introducing your Practical Law Student Ambassador

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Dear Students

May I introduce myself as the new Student Ambassador for the Practical Law resources at Guildford. My name is Ciara Lennon and I am a full time LPC student here at Guildford. My role as a Student Ambassador for Practical Law is to help you access and utilise the resources available via Practical Law effectively.   To help you do this I will:

  • Send out regular update emails highlighting relevant resources you can use to assist you in your studies.
  • Arrange drop-in/pre-booked sessions which will take place within the Learning Resource Centre (further details on this will be circulated shortly).

About Practical Law

Practical Law (previously known as PLC) offers a wealth of resources written by legal experts to help and support you in your studies. It is part of the Thomson Reuters group which also offers Westlaw and other legal resources. Practical Law’s strength is that it is focussed on  everyday practice  and so it offers information and resources which you can utilise both in your studies now, and in your future practice in the legal profession!

Essential Practical Law resources

  • Books online: access a whole host of books without going to the library.
  • Practice notes: view clear, detailed overviews of law before workshops and refresh yourself on the foundations of areas you don’t quite understand.
  • Checklists: ensure you have everything covered for exams with quick reference guides.
  • Glossaries: find definitions for terms you are unsure of in seconds.
  • Legal updates: access and keep up-to-date with what is going on in the law by seeing legal updates on each subject area’s page.
  • Standard documents: access templates of the forms you need to fill-out as a solicitor.
  • Practical Law Magazine: brush up on your commercial awareness before a training contract or vacation scheme interview by reading recent articles on relevant areas of practice for the firm your interview is with.
  • General search mechanism: a good starting point for research into topics of interest outside of the core law modules to help you decide on areas of law you may wish to expand into during your LPC year and in practice (it is also good to have an idea of this before you go for training contract interviews).

Logging on to Practical Law

Practical Law is available on Elite under Library Services Portal > Databases > Practical Law Company (to login, enter your Elite username and password into the boxes that appear). Links to various resources can be selected from the drop down ‘Resources’ tab on the top right hand corner.

To familiarise yourself with the resources available, you can access easy guides on how to use Practical Law such as the “How to Search Guide” accessible via: http://uk.practicallaw.com.lawdbs.lawcol.com/help/user-guides/how-to-search

and the Practical Law Training Webinar on Elite accessible via: http://library.law.ac.uk/plc_webinar.html#.

If you have any queries feel free to contact me at ciara.lennon71@law.ac.uk.

Kind regards

Ciara Lennon

Practical Law Student Ambassador

PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014

plc2   The Practical Law Company is seeking to recruit a student ambassador to  represent and promote PLC services to the University of Law, Guildford, from January to the end of May, 2014.  Applications are welcome from our current  students. The closing date for applications  is 13th January.  Please click on the link below for further details.

Student Ambassador Advert GUILDFORD

 If you would like more information about the post, please contact Laura Sutton or Helen Hinder, Information Officers, or e-mail Premila Patel, who is the current PLC Student Ambassador for our Birmingham centre, at premila.patel87@gmail.com

PLC Student Ambassador for 2012-13

The Practical Law Company is seeking to recruit a student ambassador to  represent and promote PLC services to the College of Law, Guildford, for the next academic year.  Applications are welcome from our current GDL students. The closing date for applications is Friday 1stJune.  Please click on the link below for further details.

 If you would like more information about the post, please contact Laura Sutton or Helen Hinder, Information Officers, or e-mail Sarah King, who has been the 2011-12 PLC Student Ambassador, at s.e.king1988@gmail.com

PLC Ambassador Guildford

 

Practical Law Company database training session on 3rd May

Improve your online research skills by attending a practical demonstration, from external trainer Amit Alagh, on using the PLC database.

The Practical Law Company is a leading legal know-how provider, used by over 80% of theUK’s 500 largest law firms. It doesn’t just offer another way to access legislation, case law and practitioners’ journals. Instead it is a source of information that is repackaged in plain English, to make it easier to understand and learn the law. It’s a reliable place to start research, especially if you’re unsure where to look, and a great way to increase your commercial awareness before those all-important interviews!

We’ve arranged for Amit to run a one-hour lunchtime session on Thursday 3rd May, in IT Room 216 (this session has been rescheduled from an earlier session which we had to cancel at the last minute due to illness.)

To sign  up, go to ELITE>MY Centre>What’s on in Guildford>PLC database training, and click on ‘Sign-up’ to add your name.

Practical Law Company database training sessions

Improve your online research skills by attending a practical demonstration, from external trainer Amit Alagh, on using the PLC database.

The Practical Law Company is a leading legal know-how provider, used by over 80% of the UK’s 500 largest law firms. It doesn’t just offer another way to access legislation, case law and practitioners’ journals. Instead it is a source of information that is repackaged in plain English, to make it easier to understand and learn the law. It’s a reliable place to start research, especially if you’re unsure where to look, and a great way to increase your commercial awareness before those all-important interviews!

We’ve arranged for Amit to run a one-hour lunchtime session on Tuesday 20th and again on Thursday 22nd March, in IT Room 216.  To sign  up for either session, go to ELITE>MY Centre>What’s on in Guildford>PLC database training sessions, and click on ‘Sign-up’ to add your name to the session of your choice.