Ellen and Steve are offering an Awesome Apps session next Wednesday, April 17th from 1-2PM in Room 334. This session will include a discussion of apps you can use to be more productive in practice. Have questions about this session? Please contact Steve or Ellen.
The convenience of the major commercial legal databases has made them so popular that many law students rely on them almost exclusively for legal research. This session will highlight free tools available via Internet that are increasingly important for lawyers who need to do cost-effective research in the current economic environment. In some cases, these resources are as good as (or better than) anything provided by commercial publishers. We’ll consider resources for both primary and secondary legal sources, including: federal and state government web sites, Google Scholar (and tips for using Google), blogs and other current awareness tools, and more.
The class page is HERE.
Free Legal Research
April 8, 10 & 12 | 1 p.m. (Room 334)
David Bachman, instructor; email@example.com
You’re invited to one of two (or both) special presentations by Lexis law firm reps from Boston and NYC. Learn what your experience will be like, and bring your questions.
Boston Firm Rep Cost Effective Seminar (with Lunch) – Think Like a Lawyer
When: Thursday, April 4th, 1:15-2:00 PM
Where: Room 1420
New York Large Firm Reps Share Cost Savings Tips – Think Like a Lawyer
When: Monday, April 8th, 1:00-1:45 PM
Where: Room 870
The reps at these sessions work with the following firms. Is your firm one of them?
- Blank Rome
- Quinn Emanuel
- Fish & Richardson
- Loeb & Loeb
- McKool Smith
- Phillips Nizer
- Lewis Brisbois
- Lowenstein Sandler
- Edwards Wildman
- Locke Lord
- Goulston & Storrs
Both sessions will offer lunch, so you must register at http://lawschool.lexis.com. Click on Training Calendar (top right) without having to logon. There will also be drawings for Lexis study guides, and a $25.00 Amazon/Rewards card for each session.
Questions? Contact Michael Campion at Michael.Campion@lexisnexis.com.
Need to find a brief? Need to see if that motion to dismiss was granted? As court documents become available electronically more and more attorneys find that they need to find these documents. And who has to find them? You! Come learn what court documents are, how the system works and how to find these documents.
Monday, March 25th at 1pm in Rm 1570
Wednesday, March 27th and Friday, March 29th at 1pm in Rm 334
Instructor: Stefanie Weigmann
One of the goals of law school is to get you to “think like a lawyer.” Lexis is offering a program to further this goal and prepare you not only for summer jobs, but your post-graduation careers as well. This program includes the following trainings:
- Professional Research Certification
- This program has been created in cooperation with legal employers. It covers the skills these research professionals said students need to succeed as summer or first-year associates. Upon successful completion students’ names are added to the LexisNexis Registry of Certified Students for the printing of certificates and employer verification.
- Cost-Effective Research
- These sessions demonstrate how to conduct online research in the most efficient manner ensuring you do not incur unnecessary costs for clients.
- Judicial Clerkship/Internship
- Time Efficient Research for those interested in working in public interest or outside of the firm environment
- Transactional Research
- New York Practice
- Know Your Judge or Employer
- Learn how to research employers and be ready when OCI rolls around.
- Job Networking
Sign-up here for the LexisNexis Think Like A Lawyer program to help prepare for summer and permanent employment.
Due to the large number of registrations, a third offering of the session on Keeping Up with the Law has been scheduled for Friday (March 1) at 1pm, in Room 334. The Thursday session will go on as scheduled: 1pm in Room 334.
To those who responded to the email request to switch to Friday, thank you for your flexibility!
If everyone who is still registered for Thursday’s session comes then, there will not be enough workstations in the computer classroom for everyone, but there should be adequate seating. Please bring a laptop if you can on Thursday, or consider attending the (less crowded) Friday session, if that is an option for you.
The class page is here.
Welcome back! Normal activities are resuming today, so we will be going forward with the Certification class on Treaty research, scheduled for today. The second offering of this session is Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. (Room 334). There is still room in the Wednesday session. To register for “Finding Treaties” on Feb. 13, go here.
The class page is at URL: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/cert2013-treaty.
Treaties and international agreements are an essential part of International Law. Offered next week, this session will introduce tools that will equip you to answer questions like these: Does the United States have an income tax treaty with Austria? If so, where can I find the treaty text? Are the U.S. and China parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court? If the text of a treaty is available in several places, which one should I cite?
February 11 or 13 @ 1 p.m. in Room 334
Instructor: David Bachman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing a scholarly paper, even for a law school class, often requires resources other than cases and statutes. Come to the Researching Your Note or Seminar Paper class tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20th, from 1-2 PM in Room 334. We will talk about legal and interdisciplinary resources that can help you write a well-researched paper. Register here! If you can’t make this session, but are interested in learning more about these resources, there will be another class next week on November 27th. You can register for this class through the classroom calendar. If you have any questions about these classes, e-mail me at email@example.com.
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.