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This summer, let us work with you to improve your research skills using the tools you’ll need in practice.
Each session will challenge you to tackle a concrete research problem and efficiently identify the law bearing on your client’s situation. We wrap up with a discussion of results and strategies.
Attend the sessions that most interest you. Complete all four sessions and receive a certificate, signed by both Associate Dean William LaPiana and Associate Dean and Library Director Camille Broussard, recognizing this achievement. It’s a great practical skill certification for your resume.
Go to www.nyls.edu/ResearchChallenge, scroll down to the June calendar, and select the sessions you would like to register for. You will then be taken to the registration page for that session.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EST
Via Zoom (Link will be sent in registration confirmation)
June 9: Researching Congressional Documents: Statutes and Legislative History
You just started your summer internship and were asked to prepare a memo on the impact of recent legislation on our clients. The partner wants information on the federal law and its legislative history as well as any pending congressional action. You don’t know where to begin, but you have a meeting scheduled with her later today…
June 16: Navigating The Regulatory Maze: Research in Administrative Law
You’re working on a response to a major regulatory action affecting a valuable client. Your supervising attorney just told you that the client will not pay Lexis or Westlaw charges without prior approval. Can you make informed and effective choices from among free sources and fee-based sources?
June 23: Where in The World Is the Law: Tools and Strategies for International Law Research
You’ve never encountered international law issues in your practice—until now! Where do you start? How can you prepare to advise your client?
June 30: Research on the Road to Trial: Experts, Juries, Discovery, and More
The trial date for your client’s case is fast approaching and much of the pre-trial prep remains to be done. How are you going to find all these things and where do you even begin to search?