Lexis Upper-class Training Series

Lexis is offering an Upper-class Training Series* including Part I and Part II. Multiple sessions are offered to fit your schedule. Attend just one of each Part I and Part II. Each Part is 20 minutes long, and all sessions meet in Room 121. In addition to learning valuable skills, you will earn 400 points for each, and 500 bonus points for completing both.

Part I (Legislative Research):

  • Wednesday, September 9 at 1:00
  • Wednesday, September 9 at 5:30
  • Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00

Part II (Administrative Law Research):

  • Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00
  • Wednesday, September 23 at 5:30
  • Wednesday, September 30 at 1:00
  • Wednesday, September 30 at 5:30

Registration is greatly appreciated at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool, then click “Trainings at My School.”

*1Ls are not permitted to attend. 1Ls who have concerns about that should see Melanie Knapp.

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

Friday, May 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:30 pm

Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Friday, June 20, 2014 9:00 am

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.