Legal Research & Research Skills

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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New Exhibit, now open: Queering the Collection: LGBTQ+ History ca. 1600-1970

Many library collections contain rich stories of individuals across centuries who transgressed sexual and gender norms, as well as documentation of the people and systems against which they transgressed. These historical artifacts can help shape new narratives around queer history and identity, or enrich old ones. Coded language and oblique references may pose challenges to researchers, but there …

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1Ls – Database codes and Lexis/Westlaw training sessions

Hi 1Ls! You should have received the e-mail I sent out this past Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Aug. 29 titled “HLS Library Database Registration Codes and Welcome”* This e-mail contains your registration codes and website links for Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. You’ll need to have all three databases for LRW, so don’t wait until the last …

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New Research Guide: Critical Legal Studies

My new research guide on Critical Legal Studies was published today. It is available at https://guides.library.harvard.edu/critical-legal-studies. The guide features selected books and other resources, along with pre-populated HOLLIS library catalog searches using relevant subject and general keywords, for each of the following topics: Critical Race Theory Latina/o/x Critical Theory Asian Critical Theory Critical Indigenous Studies Critical Whiteness Studies …

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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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Upcoming Event at the Harvard Law School Library: Prepare to Practice Inaugural Legal Research Conference 2019

We are looking forward to hosting our first Prepare to Practice Legal Research Conference for law students next Tuesday, May 21, 8:30am – 4:30pm. We are teaming up to four other Boston-area law schools (Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Suffolk) to offer this full-day event, which focuses on getting students up to speed on research methods for …

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