Legal Research & Research Skills

Legal Research Strategy: help is on the way!

You have a legal research project … now what do you do? Your friends at the HLS Library are here to help. Check out librarian AJ Blechner’s newly updated guide, “Legal Research Strategy.” You’ll learn how to tackle a legal research project step-by-step, and how to create a strategy that will save you time, avoid mistakes, and improve …

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Newly Updated – Legal Research Guide for India

Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law Jennifer Allison has recently updated a legal research guide, “Introduction to Researching Indian Law.” The guide now includes a quick overview of India’s legal system, including links to websites for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Indian government. It also provides instructions to access and use the the law …

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Ready for your summer job? HLS Library can help!

Looking to brush up on your legal research skills, and perhaps learn some new ones, for your summer job? Help is on the way! Research Librarian and Library Instruction Coordinator AJ Blechner has created a new research guide, Prepare to Practice: Advancing Your Legal Research, with you in mind. The guide will walk you through advanced legal research …

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State-Specific Legal Research Guides: CA, MA & NY

If you will be doing legal research in California, Massachusetts, or New York this summer, we’ve got you covered! Members of our Research Services team have created guides to introduce you to legal research resources for these three states. Here are links to the guides: California Legal Research by Jennifer Allison Massachusetts Legal Research by Michelle Pearse New …

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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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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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