Seven weeks of hands-on instruction in the basic skills and materials of legal research, taught by experienced law librarians from the membership of the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE).
Monday Evenings September 10, 2007 to October 29, 2007 (no class on Oct. 8)
6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.At the Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA
Directions available at http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/library/about/directions/
Topics covered include:
What is Law? – What is Legal Research?
Basic Legal Research Finding Aids
Shepard’s and KeyCite
The Importance of Cases, Court Structure, and Court Reporting National Reporter System and West Digests
Statutes & Legislative History
Administrative Law & Loose-leaf Services
On-line Services – LEXIS and WESTLAW
Strategy – How to approach a problem
Hands-on Research Exercises
Course fee: $150 Registration deadline, September 7, 2007.To reserve your place, or for more information, contact Joan Shear at 617-552-2895.
Registration form and course syllabus will soon be available on the LLNE website.