Sign Up for Spring Research Classes

Sign Up for Spring Research Classes

**Updated February 22: We have just added a new session on Finding a Paper Topic and a location for Powerful, Professional Presentations

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several research classes on various topics from February to 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. Signup information for all classes is available here: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtraining

HBS Style Company & Industry Research
What’s up with Dodd-Frank!?
Bankruptcy-Reorganization-Insolvency Research
Top 5 Tips for Subciting Sanity
Finding a Paper Topic
LinkedIn Lab
Finding and Mining SEC docs (EDGAR filings) for Transactional Work
Beyond Legal Research
Finding Court Records & Briefs
Massachusetts Legal Research
Beyond Googling – Other Strategies for Researching People
Criminal Justice Research
Introduction to Federal Legislative History Research
PowerPoint Alternatives
Introduction to ADR Research
Mobile Apps for Law, Research & Fun
Powerful, Professional Presentations

 

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HBS Style Company & Industry Research

Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 6:00
Location: WCC 4057
Come learn how to conduct company and industry research, including resources for PE and VC deals.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

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What’s up with Dodd-Frank!?

Friday, February 22 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: WCC 4057
Dodd-Frank is an 800-page piece of Wall Street reform legislation that aims to: (1) increase stability, (2) improve transparency and (3) empower regulators. These policy goals address causes of the 2008 financial crisis, such as under capitalization, insufficient transparency in the markets, and lax regulatory oversight. Come learn about where the rule-making is and tips for researching all things Dodd-Frank.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

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Bankruptcy-Reorganization-Insolvency Research
Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30 to 6:00
Location: WCC 4057
This is a quickie primer on best resources and research strategies for those interested in bankruptcy law and practice.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

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Top 5 Tips for Subciting Sanity

Monday, March 4 from 12:00 to 12:15

Tuesday, March 5 from 4:00 to 4:15

Location: WCC 3008 for both

Come learn some basic tips that will make subciting less stressful.

Contact: Meg Kribble, mkribble@law.harvard.edu

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Finding a Paper Topic

Tuesday, March 5 from 4:30 to 5:00

Location: WCC 3008

Looking for a topic for your paper? Join the librarians for a quick review of useful resources and some tips for making the process as painless as possible.

This class is co-sponsored by the Law, Science, & Technology Program of Study.

Contact: Meg Kribble, mkribble@law.harvard.edu

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LinkedIn Lab

Harvard Law School Library Computer Lab

March 6, 2013 – 4-5pm

Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

This class will give you a hands-on opportunity to get started with LinkedIn with support. I will provide an overview of the service and then help attendees  to create an account and get started setting up their profile. Perfect for beginners who want to start using the site and those who took our previous LinkedIn class and want to refine their profiles.

This class is co-sponsored by the Law, Science, & Technology Program of Study.

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Finding and Mining SEC docs (EDGAR filings) for Transactional Work

Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: WCC 4057

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, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

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Beyond Legal Research

Monday, March 11 from 4:00-4:45pm

Location: WCC 3008

Psychology, education, history, science? Get a refresher on resources and tips for researching in other disciplines.

This class is co-sponsored by the Law, Science, & Technology Program of Study.

Contact: Meg Kribble, mkribble@law.harvard.edu

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Finding Court Records & Briefs
Are you looking for court documents? This class will introduce you to techniques and resources for finding court documents from appellate briefs to trial transcripts.

Date: March 12, 12-12:45, Areeda 524

Melinda Kent, mkent@law.harvard.edu

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Massachusetts Legal Research
Wednesday, March 13, 12:30-1:00pm in Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
Doing work in Massachusetts?  Join the library for a 30-minute review of some useful resources and tips for doing Massachusetts legal research.

Contact: Michelle Pearse, mpearse@law.harvard.edu

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Beyond Googling – Other Strategies for Researching People

Harvard Law School Library, Areeda 524

March 13, 2013 – 4–5pm

Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

Are you researching judges you may want to clerk for? Interested in learning about the lawyers who work at your summer job? Trying to find out more information about expert witnesses? This class will go over ways to research judges, lawyers, expert witnesses and more using a variety of tools and databases.

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Criminal Justice Research

Friday, March 15, noon-12:30pm
Location: Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
Interested in Criminal Justice? Attend a short 30-minute training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, videos and other materials.
Contact: Michelle Pearse, mpearse@law.harvard.edu

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Introduction to Federal Legislative History Research

Learn about the best online and print resources that will help you find federal legislative documents and help you compile federal legislative histories.

Location: Areeda 524

Wednesday March 27, 12:00 – 12:30

Contact: George Taoultsides, gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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PowerPoint Alternatives

Harvard Law School Library, Areeda 524

March 28, 2013 – 12-1pm

Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

Are you sick of using PowerPoint for presentations? Would you prefer to present from your tablet or directly from a web browser? If so, this class is for you! Come to learn about alternatives to PowerPoint including Haiku Deck, Prezi, Keynote and more!

This class is co-sponsored by the Law, Science, & Technology Program of Study.

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Introduction to ADR Research

Arbitration?  Mediation? Negotiation?  Legal disputes are not only resolved in court.  Join us for a brief introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) concepts and research.Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm Location:

Areeda 524

Presenter: Jennifer Allison

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Mobile Apps for Law, Research & Fun

Harvard Law School Library, Areeda 524

April 3, 2013 – 4–5pm

Carli Spina cspina@law.harvard.edu

Come learn about mobile apps that will help you to use your mobile device to research on the go, increase your overall productivity and have fun!

This class is co-sponsored by the Law, Science, & Technology Program of Study.

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Powerful, Professional Presentations
Drawn by modern features of today’s presentation tools, many presentations tend to be designed around what the tool can do rather than the message.  Learn how to prepare and deliver professional presentation slides for the classroom, boardroom and courtroom so the focus is on the content.

Fri Apr 5th. 2 pm

Location: WCC 3012

Contact: Kimberly Hall, khall@law.harvard.edu

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