Mar 16 2014
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Feb 07 2014
With the Spring semester well and truly in full -swing, it is time to get your research skills in top gear and get certified. (Employers want to know that you have these skills from day one.)
In addition to the Library’s Research Skills for Practice Certification program already underway—click here for full details and to enroll— our three full-service subscription vendors, Bloomberg BNA, Lexis Nexis and Westlaw all provide certification on their platforms and additional training for all skill levels.
Don’t delay! Get started now.
Visit your BUSL lawschool pages at:
Lexis Nexis: http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool
Look for the training links to register.
Apr 28 2013
Guess what? Summer is literally just weeks away!
Shortly your final exams and papers will be a distant memory as you begin your summer jobs and clerkships. Starting in May, however, several of our subscription-based legal research resources restrict student access over the summer, to help avoid the use of nonprofit educational passwords at paid summer employment. However, each service treats summer access a bit differently, and there may be further variations for continuing vs. graduating students. Here’s your guide to summer database access:
For more information about access to library resources for the graduating class of 2013, bookmark our guide to Law Alumni Services.
Summer hours for the Pappas Law Library following graduation begin May 20th and will be from 9-5 Monday through Friday.
Wishing you a restful and productive Summer!
Apr 16 2013
The event mentioned in my last post has been cancelled. If you have questions about how firms are using Westlaw, please reach out to Mark Jackson through the Westlaw home page.
Apr 16 2013
Our Westlaw Rep, Mark Jackson, is having a lunch and learn this Thursday, April 18th at 1PM in Room 520. Come hear from a firm rep about the use of Westlaw by legal employers.
Mar 27 2013
(medical or medicinal) /s marijuana /s states
What will this search turn up? Why would you want to use this search string instead of simply typing in your terms? Learn the answers to these questions and more at the Power Searching Certification Class. This class will be offered Tuesday (4/2), Thursday (4/4), and Friday (4/5) from 1-2 PM in Room 334. Questions? Email me at email@example.com.
Mar 14 2013
Our Westlaw representative, Mark Jackson, will be providing training soon here at BUSL.
Several classes are being offered: WestlawNext Certification, Cost-effective Research on WestlawNext, Transactional materials and Research, Litigation Practice materials, as well as several state-specific (MA, CA and NY) training classes
To see the various dates available, click on this link:
and be sure to Register for the classes you intend on taking on your Westlaw Law School homepage !
Dec 08 2012
WestlawNext recently added the Statutes at Large. They can be located in the Tools and Resources box under the United States Code Annotated (see below). Using this link will open a template that will allow you to search for not only keywords, but also by Public Law or Statutes at Large citations. Hat tip to Barco Law Library.
Sep 30 2012
Here are the dates for upcoming vendor training sessions on their respective platforms:
Lexis: Click here
Westlaw: Click here
American LLM Training:
October 10: 2-3 in room 820
October 12 11-12 room 1420
Oct. 23 1-2 room 1420
Oct. 24 330-430 room 820
Oct. 25 1-2 room 1420
RSVP to Eric Malinowski firstname.lastname@example.org
or, register with a Bloomberg Law student representative at the Bloomberg Law table on Thursday’s from 10-2 in the Law Lobby.
Sep 26 2012
It is not everyday that a US Supreme Court Justice engages in a public tit for tat with a respected legal theorist and judge in the popular media. What pressing controversy you might ask yourself could lead to such aberrant and unlikely behavior? Nothing less than the meaning of “legislative history.”
As law students you may well think that you have developed an above average understanding of this intricate and at times highly confusing research task—or you may realize that you know next to nothing about this subject in which case the Law Library has Certification classes in the Spring you should consider taking (schedule is still pending)—but it is highly unlikely that you have yet to manifest the passion on the subject that these two evidence in the series of volleys linked below.
Which of the two convinces you with their arguments?
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