Law Library Training Schedule

Fall Class Schedule

Classes will be added throughout the semester, so check this list often.

For additional information on the training sessions and for Zoom instructions, please contact Nicholas Mignanelli

September 16 The Legal Research Process: An Overview

September 23 Legal Citations and Weight of Authority

September 30 Research Strategy: Keywords

October 7 Research Strategy: Terms and Connectors

October 14 Secondary Sources & Where to Find Them

October 21 Using Legal Annotations Effectively

October 28 Is It Good Law? Using Keycite and Shepard's

November 4 No PACER? No Problem! Introduction to Docket Searching

November 11 Alternative Legal Databases

 

Summer 2020 Legal Research Refresher Materials

Creating a Research Plan (video) 
   Creating a Research Plan (pdf of Powerpoint and plan)

Search Strategies (video) 
    Terms & Connectors Cheat Sheet (pdf)
    Search Strategies (pdf of Powerpoint)

Secondary Sources (video) 

Using Forms in Practice (video) 
   Using Forms in Practice (pdf of Powerpoint)

Finding Statutes (video)
   Statutory Research (pdf of Powerpoint)

Introduction to Administrative Law Research (video)

Finding Cases (video)

Finding Court Documents (video) 

Cost Effective Legal Research (video)

 

 

Legal Communication and Research Skills (LComm) Series

The Importance of Legal Research (06:52)
The Process of Legal Research (06:32) 
How and When to Use Print Sources (08:46) 
Evaluating Websites (10:17) 
Fundamentals of Online Searching (16:53) 
Secondary Sources: Part I (legal encyclopedias and treatises) (14:52) 
Secondary Sources: Part II (Restatements and American Law Reports) (10:47) 
Statutory Research (13:51) 
Internet Sites (16:22) 
Case Law Research (14:53)
Researching Court Rules (14:43)

Materials from Previous Training Sessions

Arbitration Research
Human Rights Research
International Moot Court
Introduction to Analytics & Competitive Intelligence
Ultimate Research Refresher Material & Recordings (5/17) (Click on bottom right image to see training computer.)

QUICKLINKS

Training
Library Hours
Library Staff
Ask a Librarian

ACCESSING DATABASES FROM OFF-CAMPUS OR USING WIRELESS
Instructions: Video  |  Text

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Library Reference: 305-284-3585
Library Circulation: 305-284-3563
Automated Operator: 305-284-2250
Copy Center: 305-284-3272
Computer Help Desk: 305-284-5297

 

QUOTE
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian

QUICKLINKS

Training
Library Hours
Library Staff
Ask a Librarian

ACCESSING DATABASES FROM OFF-CAMPUS OR USING WIRELESS
Instructions: Video  |  Text

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Library Reference: 305-284-3585
Library Circulation: 305-284-3563
Automated Operator: 305-284-2250
Copy Center: 305-284-3272
Computer Help Desk: 305-284-5297

 

QUOTE
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian