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Oct. 23, 2006.
Kristy Moon, editor.


Library Lifesavers

--Cheryl Nyberg

Tuesday, October 24 (Room 119). Sweet treats provided.

12:45 -- More on Searching the Law Library Catalog

Learn about advanced features in the Law Library catalog and the mylawlibrary service. You can renew books and review the books that you’ve checked out in the past.

1:00 -- Using LegalTrac to Find Articles

LegalTrac indexes law reviews, bar journals, legal newspapers, and other law-related periodicals. See LegalTrac’s new search screen.

Westlaw Certification Class

Go beyond the basics and learn advanced techniques for searching statutes, case law, and secondary sources on Westlaw.  Sign-ups are not necessary -- just come to a session that's convenient for you.

  • Oct. 30 (Mon) -- 12:30 (Room 117) (pizza provided)
  • Oct. 30 (Mon) -- 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00 (Legal Research Training Center, Library, L201/202)

Legal Writing Guides

Whether you’re writing a memo or drafting a contract, you do not need to go it alone.  The Law Library has numerous resources that can help you.  For example, we have books on:

  • writing law review articles, student notes, and seminar papers
  • writing trial and appellate briefs
  • writing opinion letters
  • drafting guides and formbooks

To see these books, search the Law Library catalog by any of these methods:

and modify or limit your result to English language print materials from the Reference Area. 

I also suggest sorting the result by date.

Several of the Law Library's guides are also useful: