Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to use ProQuest Congressional and Legislative Insight, outstanding resources for legistlative history research.

Proquest is offering webinars designed for the summer associate, judicial, law firm or government agency law clerk, intern, extern or research assistant. You will learn how to use ProQuest Congressional Digital Suite & Legislative Insight to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the legislative process
  2. Become familiar with the documents available pertinent to your issue
  3. Identify where in the process the changes you care about occurred
  4. Find both direct and circumstantial evidence of intent

Webinar Dates (please register via the link for your preferred date):

Thursday, May 1, 2014 1:00 pm
https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=715979805

Friday, May 16, 2014 1:00 pm
https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=719719265

Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:30 pm
https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=714258131

Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:00 pm
https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=715500467

Friday, June 20, 2014 9:00 am
https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=711140312

GMUSL Reference Librarians are also available to answer any questions you have about using these databses!

 

 

 

Special Tour of the Library of Congress

GMUSL students are invited to participate in an orientation session covering the resources and services at the Library of Congress and a special research-oriented tour.

The orientation will be held on Thursday, October 18 at 3:00 pm in the Arlington Campus Library’s Instruction room. The tour at the Library of Congress is Friday, October 19 at 2:00 pm.

Space is limited.  Register for these programs here.

 

 

Training for LRWA III Students

Vendor representatives will offer optional training sessions for LRWA III students:

Bloomberg Law

  • August 20:  9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
  • August 21:  3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
All Bloomberg Law sessions will be held in the library training lab, Room 342.

Lexis

  • August 20  noon, 5:00 pm
  • August 21 noon, 5:00 pm

Noon sessions will be held in Room 332, 5:00 sessions will be held in Room 221.

 Westlaw

  • August 20 12:30pm, 3:00 pm
  • August 21 1:00 pm, 5:30pm

All Westlaw training sessions will be held in Room 121.

National Women’s Law Center Offers Free Training for Law Students

The National Women’s Law Center is offering a training program in Washington, D.C. on June 15, from 9:00am – 5:00pm, titled: Reproductive Law and Policy 101.  The program is free, breakfast and lunch will be provided, and is available to currently enrolled law students. The program includes a career panel on “Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy.” Register here.

LexisNexis Offers “Think Like a Lawyer” Training

GMUSL students are invited to attend “Think Like a Lawyer” training offered by LexisNexis. The training will focus on “Cost-Effective Research” and preparation for the “Professional Research Certification.”  Information about these programs is available here

The training sessions are scheduled for:

· Tuesday, 3/27 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in room 332
· Tuesday, 3/27 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in room 225
· Wednesday, 3/28 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in room 332
· Wednesday, 3/28 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in room 332
· Thursday, 3/29 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in room 332
· Thursday, 3/29 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in room 332

Our Lexis representative will be available in the law school atrium on Monday, 3/26 to provide more information about these sessions.

Using the Library of Congress

GMU Libraries will be hosting workshops on using the resources and services at the Library of Congress.  The first session will be held on April 7, 2011, 3:00-4:00, Founders Hall, Room 332.  The following day, April 8, 2:00-3:00, there will be a tour of the Library of Congress. Registration for each program is required. 

To register for these workshops and to learn about additional information and technology training opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, see the GMU IT Training page.

Reminder: April 1 deadline to Bridge the Gap (Legal Research Workshop)

The Law Librarians’ Society of DC and the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of DC are co-hosting a legal research workshop to prepare students for summer work. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 8 at Georgetown Law Center. Registration is $30, including lunch. You must register by April 1, 2011. Details and registration are available here.

HeinOnline Webinar

HeinOnline is hosting a free webinar:  HeinOnline Searching 101.  This webinar will cover basic search techniques for newer users. The webinar will be offered twice on Thursday, February 24, at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  For more information and to register click here.

 

If you are new to HeinOnline, it’s time to discover this useful database!  It is an excellent source for Law Journals, Compiled U.S. Legislative History, the U.S. Code, the Congressional Record, U.S. Reports, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, United States Treaties, Administrative Law materials, and more.   Plus, these documents are available in PDF format!!