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Law Library News for Jan. 22, 2007

Law Library News Archive

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Library Lifesavers

The reference librarians have planned an exciting line-up of learning opportunities for this quarter’s Library Lifesavers:

  • Jan. 23: Bluebook 101: Statutes / LexisNexis Advanced Searching with Terms & Connectors
  • Jan. 30: Federal Legislative History Research with LexisNexis Congressional /
  • Feb. 6: Bluebook 101: Cases / Electronic Journals
  • Feb. 13: Finding the Right Database on LexisNexis / Using Word’s “Mail Merge” Tool
  • Feb. 20: Finding the Right Database on Westlaw / Basic Online Sources for Foreign & International Legal Research
  • Feb. 27: Litigation “How To” Tools / Effective Natural Language Searching on LexisNexis & Westlaw
  • March 6: Sample Forms & Drafting Tools / Oscar’s Movie Trivia

All sessions (except for the Feb. 20th session) will be in Room 119. The session on Feb. 20th will be held in Room 133. The programs run from 12:45 to 1:15pm.

Bring your lunch and your thirst for knowledge. We’ll provide the educational entrees and desserts.

Book of the Week: The Canon of American Legal Thought

by Mary Whisner

What is the intellectual tradition of contemporary American law? Who are the significant thinkers who have made a difference in how we approach the study of law?

If you are intrigued by big questions and big thinkers—from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Catharine A. MacKinnon—you might enjoy The Canon of American Legal Thought, edited by David Kennedy and William W. Fisher III. It presents original landmark works in legal realism, legal process, critical legal studies, law and society, and identity politics.

For a preview, browse the publisher's description and table of contents. The Law Library’s copy of the book is at KF379.C364 2006 at Classified Stacks.

LexisNexis & Westlaw Training for 1Ls

LexisNexis rep Aaron Meyers will hold 45-minute training sessions for 1Ls during the week of Jan. 29.

  • Mon., Jan. 29: 9:30 & 10:30
  • Tues., Jan. 30: 9:30 & 12:30
  • Wed., Jan. 31: 9:30 & 12:30
  • Thur., Feb. 1: 9:30 & 12:30
  • Fri., Feb. 2: 9:30 & 10:30

To register for the session of your choice, visit the LexisNexis law school site and login. Click on the My School tab and then the Training Schedule link on the left.

Randy Widdison, the Westlaw rep, will hold training sessions the week of Feb. 5th. Watch for date and time details on the My Law School section.

All sessions will be held in the Library’s Legal Research Training Center, Rooms L201 and L202.

Website of the Week:

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