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Starting a Summer Law Job? We Can Help!

Check out HLSL Research Librarian / Instruction Coordinator AJ Blechner’s newly updated research guides: Prepare to Practice and Local Law Libraries. Prepare to Practice This research guide is a great place to start if you’re starting summer employment or a new job. Topics include 50-state surveys, legislative history, regulations, dockets, forms, current awareness, and more. Want to learn …

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Legal Research Databases: Summer 2022 and new grad access policies

Time flies, and summer is almost here. Whether you’re looking forward to a great summer job opportunity or you’re about to graduate from HLS, there are online research resources available to you. Here’s what you need to know about access to your Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw accounts … plus a bit more. BLOOMBERG LAW RETURNING STUDENTS’ SUMMER …

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HLS Library Book Talk: The Hughes Court From Progressivism to Pluralism, 1930 to 1941

Tuesday, April 5, 12:30pm-1:30pm Eastern time via Zoom WebinarsWritten By Mark Tushnet, Cambridge University Press, published January 2022 Join us for a discussion on The Hughes Court From Progressivism to Pluralism, 1930 to 1941 with author Mark Tushnet and panelists Nikolas Bowie, Richard Fallon, Kenneth Mack, and Adrian Vermeule. This event is free and will be recorded. Registration is required. If …

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Did you know: Adding A Table of Contents

You’ve added all of your Headings with Heading Styles, but do they do anything other than look good?  Definitely!  They let you use Word’s powerful organizational tools – Navigation and Table of Contents. Navigation It’s hard to move between sections when you are working on a long document.  You can use your Heading styles to move between sections …

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Did You Know: How to Print with Arabic and Roman Numbers

So you’re working on a document that requires no numbers on the first page, Roman numbers for a Table of Contents and similar material, and Arabic numbers for the content.  Is there a way to do this without numbering each page by hand? Yes! The secret is a hidden tool called “Section Break Next page.” Hidden Characters If …

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Did You Know: Word styles make briefs sing?

Sometimes, Word just… goes off.  The formatting isn’t what you wanted.  The spacing is all over the place.  When you start typing, the new paragraph doesn’t exactly resemble the previous one. We can help you with that. Styles -There is a better way:  Styles are the most useful tool you aren’t using in Word. You’ve seen them in …

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What We’re Reading: The Passenger

The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz As I’m writing this, the UN estimates that about over 2,000,000 Ukrainians have fled the Russian invasion and subsequent war.  By bus, by car, by train, the refugees are seeking safety from the tanks rolling down their roads and highways. This means that there are still millions are left in Ukraine.  And …

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Research Tip: Your Friend, the Legal Form

Legal forms may be the unsung heroes of legal research, especially for people with limited legal practice experience. Both Lexis and Westlaw have large libraries of legal forms that you can use as models for your own documents. Here a few examples of occasions where legal forms can help save you time and guide you in the right …

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