Certificate in Legal Research Panel: 8/23 @ Noon – CDO Credit for 1Ls

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The Sturm College of Law is committed to providing the necessary educational opportunities for our students to be successful in their academic and legal career.  Legal research consistently has been identified as an important skill-set for students to develop during the course of their legal education.  When interviewing students, potential employers frequently ask about a student’s legal research competency.  Supporting these important learning objectives, the Westminster Law Library offers Basic and Advanced Certificates in Legal Research.

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Wednesday, August 23 from 12-1pm, we will be holding our Fall Rollout Panel featuring various guests from local law firms and your fellow students.  They will discuss the importance of legal research skills for succeeding academically and in the legal environment.  Panelists will share their experiences and be available to answer questions.

We invite you to come learn about the importance of legal research skills for academic and professional success and how the CLR program helps to prepare students for these experiences.

First Year Students attending the Certificate in Legal Research Panel also will receive credit for attending one of the mandatory five professional development sessions required by the Career Development Office!


 

PIZZA WILL BE SERVED!

Where: Sturm College of Law – Room 165

When: 12-1pm

RSVPs are not required!

Bluebooking Basics – Just What a Law Student Needs! (CLR Week of Sept. 14)

Bluebooking is a critical skill for students engaged in legal writing.  Whether you’re a 1L or just need a quick refresher on core citation skills, the week of Sept. 14 we’ll be offering numerous Bluebook training workshops designed to familiarize students and make them more comfortable with basic citation types and structures.

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This week, the instructional sessions will be split between Karina Condra and Peter Kersten.  They’ve helped many students figure out all different kinds of citation issues and they’ll teach you what you need to know to develop a solid foundation.  If you have any questions about this workshop, please email refdesk@law.du.edu.

Cool Tools – Simplify Collecting, Organizing, and Citing Your Research (CLR Week of Sept. 8)

The Certificate in Legal Research classes officially begins September 8.  Whether you’re a First Year or a more experienced law student, Karina Condra will teach you awesome tools that will help you collect, organize, and cite your research for one or more projects.  The value of these skills and tools will become increasingly apparent once students start receiving multiple academic and professional research assignments at the same time.  Karina will provide hands-on experience teaching students how to use reference management platform such as Refworks and Zotero.

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Additionally, students will learn how to use online resources to automatically construct Bluebook citations and organize research conducted on Lexis and Westlaw.

Questions about this workshop?  Please feel free to email Karina or contact any of the other reference librarians.  We look forward to seeing all of you next week!

CLR Registration and Class Location—Classes Start Next Week!

Interested in developing your legal research skills?  The CLR program officially starts next week (Sept. 8)!  We offer numerous courses designed to complement the material you are learning in your Lawyering Process class (or to serve as a legal research refresher).

Haven’t had an opportunity to register yet?  It’s easy!  Just follow the instructions available on our CLR Guide.  Choose whether you are a day or evening student, complete the course registration, select your desired classes, and register for the Coursesites platform (it’s just like Blackboard).  Remember to sign-up for the wait-list if all the current sessions of a particular class are full—we will add more sessions!

CLR classes are held in the Westminster Law Library’s Instructional Room (230F) located right behind the printers on the library’s main floor.

 

Picture showing where the CLR Classroom (Room 230F) is located. The classroom is down the hallway behind the library's second floor printers (first door on the right).

 

When you start to head down the adjacent hallway, the classroom door is located immediately on the right-hand side.

 

Picture of the CLR Classroom (Room 230F).

 

Questions about registration or the CLR program?  Please feel free to contact any of our helpful reference librarians, email the Reference Desk at refdesk@law.du.edu, or stop by and chat with one of us!

CLR Fall Rollout Panel: 8/26 @ Noon – Room 170

Header image for the certificate in legal research program

The Sturm College of Law is committed to providing the necessary educational opportunities for our students to be successful in their academic and legal career.  Legal research consistently has been identified as an important skill-set for students to develop during the course of their legal education.  When interviewing students, potential employers frequently ask about a student’s legal research competency.  Supporting these important learning objectives, the Westminster Law Library offers Basic and Advanced Certificates in Legal Research.

 

CLR_Certificate_Image_2015

Wednesday, August 26 from 12-1pm, we will be holding our Fall Rollout Panel featuring various guests from local law firms and your fellow students.  They will discuss the importance of legal research skills for succeeding academically and in the legal environment.  Panelists will share their experiences and be available to answer questions.

We invite you to come learn about the importance of legal research skills for academic and professional success and how the CLR program helps to prepare students for these experiences.

PIZZA WILL BE SERVED!

Where: Sturm College of Law – Room 170

When: 12-1pm

RSVPs are not required!