Legal Research & Research Skills

Getting Ready for Summer

From April 11th-19th, the library is offering research sessions on Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, and Statutes & Legislative History. These sessions are designed to review research strategy and techniques needed to conduct research efficiently at your summer associate or clerk positions. You can see the schedule and sign up to attend one or more sessions here.

Bluebook Peeves

Think only students have Bluebook woes? GWU law prof Daniel Solove weighs in with this blog post on his pet BB peeves. University of Illinois law prof Christine Hurt adds her two cents about the BB’s unfairness to solo blogs — complete with a link to her paper analyzing the 18th edition. What’s your biggest Blue Book peeve?

Empirical Legal Research – a list-serv for junior scholars

Professor Carolyn Shapiro and a colleague at Chicago-Kent, are proposing a new listserv for junior scholars interested in empirical legal scholarship. The purpose of the listserv would be “to provide a forum for folks to seek advice on methodological, statistical, and other types of questions.” The listserv would be designed for non-tenured faculty whether pre-tenured or non-tenure track. …

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Which way to the Research?

From the blog “Deliberations”: a post about the difficulty lawyers have in finding empirical data in a form they can understand. If you are having difficulty doing empirical research, {encode=”[email protected]” title=”email”} us to make an appointment to discuss the best sources out there – if we don’t have all the expertise needed to help you directly, we’ll let …

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