There is still time to earn a Certificate in this year’s Legal Research Skills for Practice Program! To qualify for a Certificate, simply attend six classes and complete the assignments. Registration is now open at: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification/register.
The following classes will be held in the upcoming weeks:
- Advanced Case Law Research
March 30 – 1PM-2PM
March 30 – 2:15PM-3:15PM
Did you know you can do complex case-law research in print? Besides being an invaluable skill if you lack Lexis or Westlaw access, proficiency in print caselaw research can help you understand and use headnotes and key numbers better whether researching in print or online.
March 15 – 11AM-12PM
March 15 – 1PM-2PM
This certification class will help prepare you to gather information on companies and market trends. With this information, you will be better equipped to strategically plan for upcoming decisions, assess possible clients, prepare for future business, and stay current in the legal field.
March 23 – 1PM-2PM
March 23 – 2:15PM-3:15PM
The partner just walked into your office; the pressure is on. When you get an assignment, whether it’s a citation, fifty-state survey, memo, or oral advice, what are the best tools to do the task you’ve been assigned quickly and efficiently? Learn how to approach different research tasks and choose the appropriate strategy.
March 16 – 1PM-2PM
March 17 – 1PM-2PM
You’re a lawyer, and busy. That’s why it’s important to avoid starting from scratch on assignments like contract drafting or complaint drafting. Forms help to do this. This class will discuss ways to find and adapt forms in various areas of law.
March 29 – 11AM-12PM
March 29 – 1PM-2PM
When conducting cost effective legal research is a priority, it is important to make use of web sites providing information that is both reliable and free. This session will include government sites, Google Scholar, blogs and news sources, and other ways to locate information and documents without using commercial databases.
March 22 – 11AM-12PM
March 22 – 1PM-2PM
State legal research presents some unique challenges. Come learn how to find primary sources like state statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions, as well as relevant secondary sources and court documents, rules and forms. Massachusetts resources will be the primary focus of this class.