April Legal Research Classes

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several legal research classes on various topics throughout the month.  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:

The following classes will be offered in April:

Tools and Tips for Getting Published
Friday April 1, 3:00-4:00pm in L233 (computer lab)
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.

Administrative Law Research
Monday April 4, 12:30-12:45pm in L403 (reference desk)
Follow the process for agency promulgation of regulations, find and update regulations, find administrative decisions, and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.

Using 50 State Surveys to Save Time
Friday April 6, 12:30-12:45pm in L403 (reference desk)
You’re not really going to look the state laws up one by one, are you?

International & Comparative Quickie Research
Thursday April 7, 12:00-12:45pm in L403 (reference desk)
Interested in International & Comparative Law? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, and other materials.

Massachusetts Legal Research
Friday April 8, 12:30-12:45pm in Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
Doing work in Massachusetts?  Join the library for a 15-minute review of some useful resources and tips for doing Massachusetts legal research.

Finding Records, Briefs & Court Filings
Thursday April 14, 12:30-12:45pm in L403 (reference desk)
Looking for appellate briefs or court filings? Join the library for a 15-minute review of sources that will help you find the documents you need.

Citator Training
Friday 4/15, 12:30-12:45pm in Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
Why use a citator? These groovy tools have many uses beyond validating your primary sources. Join us for a 15-minute refresher on Shepard’s and Keycite.

Clerkship Research Tips from a Former Clerk
Sunday April 17, 12:00-12:30pm in Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
So you are going to be a clerk.  Come learn some research resources and tips that will help you hit the ground running.

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