This summer, let us work with you to improve your research skills using the tools you’ll need in practice.
Each session you’ll be challenged to tackle a concrete research problem and efficiently identify the law bearing on your client’s situation. We wrap up with refreshments and discuss results and strategies.
Attend the sessions that most interest you. Those who complete all four sessions will 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.
Dates: Wednesdays in June (June 6, 13, 20, 27)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (approximate end time)
Location: Mendik Library Electronic Research Classroom L205
Register online using the link on the Library’s home page: www.nyls.edu/library.
June 6: 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 legislative action 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 13: 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 20: 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?
June 27: 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?