Legal Research Classes

Legal Research Classes

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several legal research classes on various topics throughout March and April.  These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job.  Sign up information for all classes is available here:  http://bit.ly/hlsltraining

  • Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work – Tuesday, March 6 from 12:00 to 12:30
  • Learn to use EndNote – Thursday, March 8th from 12:00 to 12:30pm Cancelled, will be rescheduled
  • HBS Style Company & Industry Research – Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 12:30
  • Administrative Law Research – Tuesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 12:30
  • International & Comparative Quickie Research – Wednesday, March 28th, 12:15 to 12:45pm
  • Online sources for legal history – Thursday March 29, 12:30-1
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods for the Summer Litigator – Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 12:30
  • Finding court records & briefs – Thursday April 5, 12:30-1
  • Resources for Publishing in Law Journals – Thursday, April 12, noon-1:00pm and Thursday, April 12, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Current Awareness – Thursday April 26, 12:15-12:45 and 5:15-5:45

Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work

Tuesday, March 6 from 12:00 to 12:30
Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)
Come learn how to find and mine SEC filings to commit acts of good and evil, whether it’s helping take a company public (S-1) or co-opting M&A agreements.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn

Learn to use EndNote Cancelled, will be rescheduled
Thursday, March 8th from 12:00 to 12:30pm
Location: Areeda 524    (Library 5th Floor)
Come learn how to use EndNote, a desktop tool that helps organize citations and generate bibliographies.
Contact: Carli Spina

HBS Style Company & Industry Research
Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 12:30
Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)
Come learn how to conduct a company and industry research, including resources for PE and VC deals.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn

Administrative Law Research
Tuesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 12:30
Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)
Follow the agency rule promulgation process; find and update regulations; find administrative decisions; and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn

International & Comparative Quickie Research
Wednesday, March 28th, 12:15 to 12:45pm
Location: Areeda 524 (Library 5th Floor)
Interested in International & Comparative Law? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, and other materials.
Contact: Carli Spina

Online sources for legal history
Dig into the past and explore some of Harvard’s online sources for historical legal documents and scholarship.
Thursday March 29, 12:30-1
Location: AR524 (5th floor of library)
Contact: Mindy Kent

Advanced Legal Research Methods for the Summer Litigator
Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 12:30
Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)
What will you do when you get that first assignment at your firm? Come relearn time saving legal research methods like using treatises, citators and digests.  Make sure you know how to find the relevant cases, statutes, regulations and commentary.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn

Finding court records & briefs
Are you looking for court documents? This class will introduce you to techniques and resources for finding documents from appellate briefs to trial transcripts.
Thursday April 5, 12:30-1
Location: AR524 (5th floor of library)
Contact: Mindy Kent

Resources for Publishing in Law Journals
This workshop will be held twice:
Thursday, April 12, noon-1:00pm.
Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)
and
Thursday, April 12, 5:00-6:00pm
Location:  A524 (Library 5th Floor)
Thinking about trying to publish in a law journal? Many law students have! Join the library in exploring the tools you can use to make the process of submitting an article for publication easier, including:

  • How to identify potential journals and measure their impact/quality
  • How to use ExpressO and other means to submit your manuscript
  • How to assess publication agreements and your rights as an author

Contact: Michelle Pearse

Current Awareness
Come learn about resources to keep up with areas of law that interest you over the summer–and beyond! We’ll talk about alerts, blogs, and newsletters.
Thursday April 26, 12:15-12:45 and 5:15-5:45
Location: Areeda 524 (5th floor of library)
Contact: Meg Kribble

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