Skills for Success!

Skills for Success:
The Inside Scoop on Legal Research in Practice


  • What resources do new lawyers use in practice?
  • How much does online legal research cost?
  • What can you do while in law school to prepare for the real-world of legal research?

Come eat pizza and hear attorneys, fellow law students and librarians working in Boston discuss what new summer associates, attorneys, and interns are expected to know about legal research. This program is not to be missed, whether you are going to a firm, an internship, the government, or a small practice!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Pizza at 12:45 and Panel at 1pm
Room 870

Pizza and refreshments provided courtesy of Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Westlaw.


Update on 1L Motion & Memo Assignment

Westlaw will also be offering sessions on researching motions on Tuesday, January 24th at 4:00 and Friday, January 27th at 1:00.  Both of these sessions will take place in Room 323.

If you are looking for sample motions, check out the book cart in the reserve area behind the circulation desk.  The list of reserve titles with sample motions is also available here.


SOPA, PIPA and the Wikipedia Blackout

As you may have heard, Wikipedia and certain other sites are blacked out today in protest of Congressional consideration of proposed legislation, including the Protect IP Act (PIPA, S. 968) and  Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, H.R. 3261).

Google is also among the Internet businesses to argue against SOPA and PIPA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has summarized the legislation and explained its opposition to these “blacklist bills.” Continue reading “SOPA, PIPA and the Wikipedia Blackout”


Legal Tech Tools

Looking for apps to assist with legal work on the go? Check out some of these:

If you’re interested in learning about additional apps you can use in practice, register for the Certificate in Research Skills for Practice class on Cool Tools for Lawyers.


Standing out with Potential Employers

Whether you are thinking about interviewing for positions this summer or post-graduation, you want to impress prospective employers. One way you can do this is by participating in the library’s Certificate in Research Skills for Practice program. Not only will attending these sessions increase your research knowledge, but it also shows employers that you take the initiative to continue learning skills that will make you a more effective practitioner. We offer sessions covering everything from administrative law research to helpful apps for lawyers. Learn more and register here.