LEGAL RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
Tips for Summer Jobs & Beyond
Come to a 30-minute research workshop! These short workshops are designed to sharpen your research skills and give you an edge when you’re asked to do research at your summer jobs and beyond.
The law library will be holding the following 4 workshops:
- Massachusetts Research 101: Must-Know Resources
- Research in the Real World: Practical Tips for Law Firm Survival
- Suffolk Research Databases: Quality Research Without Westlaw & Lexis
- Free Online Resources: Great Go-To Resources When Cost & Availability Are on Your Mind
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Workshops will be held April 2nd - 4th. See the schedule and reserve a seat now.
Refreshments will be served
Feel free to stop by the reference desk, email email@example.com, or call 617-573-8516 if you have any questions.
More Details on all Workshops
Massachusetts Research 101: Must-Know Resources
Are you planning to work at a Massachusetts firm, court, agency, or company? This workshop will teach you about core Massachusetts legal resources that you’ll rely on heavily in practice. Topics will cover practice materials that are rich in forms and examples like Massachusetts Practice & MCLE publications; subject guides in many areas of Massachusetts law with links to primary source materials, court rules, cases & statutes; and how to get free public access to Westlaw & Lexis, and other Massachusetts resources after you graduate.
Research in the Real World: Practical Tips for Law Firm Survival
This workshop will give you tips for doing real legal research in law firms. Learn how to land plum assignments and juggle work for numerous partners; hear about time-saving research tips, like how to find good research guides and form books; and learn how to take advantage of non-traditional resources.
Suffolk Research Databases: Quality Research Without Westlaw & Lexis
Not every case, regulation or law review article is available on Westlaw or Lexis. Learn about databases that contain important legal documents you won’t find on Westlaw or Lexis.
Free Online Resources: Great Go-to Resources When Cost & Availability Are on Your Mind
Doing legal research in the real world can be a very expensive endeavor. Learn about free full-text online databases like FDsys, Thomas, and Google Scholar. We’ll also tell you where you can access free court opinions, & research guides that will link you to primary sources and cut your research time in half.