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Law Library News for February 29, 2000

Mary Whisner, editor

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Networking with Martindale-Hubbell

Suppose you�re thinking about going to work in Denver. Maybe you don�t know any lawyers in Denver and you don�t have an idea about how to start networking. Consider searching for UW grads � contacting a grad might be a good way to break the ice in an unfamiliar city. I used the Martindale-Hubbell Colorado Directory on LEXIS-NEXIS and searched for

location(denver) and law-school("university of washington")

That turned up 15 lawyers, including several from the UW. The others went to "American University, Washington College of Law" � that is, the search had some "false drops." If you want to search for the UW and avoid other law schools with "Washington" in their names, you can search for

law-school(university pre/2 washington and not catholic and not george! and not american).

You might also consider your college. Do you think a fellow alumnus from your college would be willing to chat with an up-and-coming law student? If so, try a search like this:

location(denver) and college(pacific lutheran)

Black History Month

Historian Carter Woodson launched Negro History Week in 1926, choosing the second week of February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The celebration has become Black History Month, which we mark by highlighting some websites of interest: