The server hosting the WebCR application requires server maintenance and will not be available to users part of this weekend on the following date and times:
Start Downtime: Sat 8 Apr 9PM
End Downtime: Sun 9 Apr 8AM
The MedDRA website will not be affected by this downtime.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of MedDRA.
You may encounter the following problem when accessing Westlaw Asia and Westlaw Next today (picture below). For the time being, please simply click on the hyperlink “Continue to this website (not recommended)” to continue. It will bring you back to the database as usual.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The Law Library is pleased to announce that the Westlaw Student Representatives (WSR) programme will resume this Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., 6 April, at the Law Library. The WSR programme has been designed to assist and support law students in developing legal research skills. We invite you to take advantage of peer assistance available during weekly “lab” hours in the WSR Zone at the Computer Room in the Law Library. Your Westlaw Student Representatives at the University of Hong Kong are:
- Wilson Lui
- Chloe Mok
- Erica Lau
These Westlaw Student Representatives have received advanced level training from Westlaw and are here to assist you with your Westlaw legal research queries. Please feel free to visit them during their lab hours in the library for consultation.
2015-2016 Weekly Lab Hours (6-25 April 2016)
Wilson Lui: 13:00-1400 (Every Monday)
Chloe Mok: 11:00-12:00 (Every Wednesday)
Erica Lau: 15:30-16:30 (Every Thursday)
For further information, please contact the Law Library at 3917-2915. We look forward to your participation!
You are cordially invited to the Lexis Day and Westlaw Day training sessions. Multiple sessions will be offered each day by Lexis/Westlaw specialist trainers in the Computer Room, 1/F, Lui Che Woo Law Library. For the schedule, please visit http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43. Souvenirs and training materials will be distributed to participants. Registration is not required but seats with PCs are limited, first come first served.
Lexis.com is an online legal research service which provides case law, law reviews, legislation and legal journal articles from Hong Kong, China, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa etc. Lexis.com can be accessed from the University Libraries’ Key English Resources page at http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i.
Westlaw Asia is a new platform of Westlaw and is scheduled to be launched soon in October. With this new platform, users can now search across both HK and UK materials within one single platform. Westlaw Asia will soon be available for access from the University Libraries’ Key English Resources page at http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i .
Whether you want to reinforce your search skills on Lexis or to be well prepared for the new Westlaw Asia, we invite you to come along. For enquiries, please email email@example.com or 3917-2914.
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