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Legal Research Databases: Summer 2021 and new grad access policies

You’ve come a long way, and summer is finally in sight! Whether you’re preparing for a summer job or you’re about to graduate from HLS, there are online research resources available to you. Read on for information about access to your Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw accounts, and more. BLOOMBERG LAW RETURNING STUDENTS’ SUMMER USE: You may use …

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HeinOnline’s US Presidential Impeachment Library

Interested in learning more about presidential impeachments past and present? Check out HeinOnline’s U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library for some current and historical context to this timely topic. Organized by the four affected presidents – Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, William Clinton, and Donald Trump – this library explains the process of impeachment and contains more than 140,000 pages of …

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Update on new grad database access: Bloomberg Law

Good news for 3Ls: As a follow up to my April 24 post on summer/new grad database access, Bloomberg Law is now extending access for graduating students through June 1, 2021. This is a change from its previous offer of six months post-graduation. If you have questions, please reach out to our Bloomberg Law representative, Warda Khan. And, …

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Legal research databases: Summer 2020 and new grad access policies

Whether you’re about to graduate from HLS or you’re preparing for a summer job, you’ve got legal research options. Read on for information about the big three databases and beyond. BLOOMBERG LAW RETURNING STUDENTS’ SUMMER USE: You may use your HLS Bloomberg Law account for any purpose, including research for employers. NEW GRADUATES:  You may continue to use your …

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Today at HLS: Prepare to Practice Conference – Keynote Speech by Professor Daniel Coquillette

Taking place at Harvard Law School today is the 2019 Inaugural Prepare to Practice Conference, a joint initiative between the HLS Library and four other local law schools (Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, and Suffolk). This conference is designed to provide Boston-area law students with legal research instruction oriented toward their future roles as practicing attorneys. The conference …

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Legal research databases: Summer 2019 and new grad access policies

Lining up a summer job or preparing to graduate? Before you head out, you’ll want to know what’s available to you from the big three research databases and beyond. BLOOMBERG LAW RETURNING STUDENTS’ SUMMER USE: You may use your HLS Bloomberg Law account for any purpose, including research for employers. NEW GRADUATES:  You may continue to use your HLS …

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Library Research Guides for LLMs (and Everyone Else!)

A graduation requirement for each Harvard Law School LLM student is to research and write a paper on a legal topic, of at least 25 pages (short paper) or at least 50 pages (long paper) in length, under the supervision of an HLS faculty member. Our LLM students are currently deep in the process of finding faculty supervisors …

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Kavanaugh confirmation hearing transcripts

Looking for transcripts of the Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court? Here’s how to find them: Log in to your Lexis Advance account and type CQ Transcriptions in the main search bar On the next screen, type in kavanaugh w/s “Senate Judiciary committee hearing” You can then sort the results oldest-newest or …

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Thoughts on Library Research Guides

Since I came back to the law library from my professional development leave, I have been looking at and thinking about the research guides I have written here.  (You can view the list of them.)  I was never formally trained on writing research guides.  I learned a little bit about them, conceptually, in library school, but mainly I …

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Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies

HeinOnline has a new product that will interest anyone–law students and faculty, historians, political scientists–researching presidential commissions or the catastrophes, crises, and issues they have investigated. Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies comprises an extensive listing of presidential advisory bodies from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama. Content includes more than 6000 database entries, 1200 links to full …

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