Legal research is one of the most important skills for an attorney. This course will help students feel more confident about legal research by introducing advanced methods not included in Lawyering I & II. On Tuesday, students will learn how to find journal articles, legislative history, the best databases they're not already using, and citation quick tips. The librarians will solicit current research questions from the students and introduce them to library services. On Thursday, the students will receive training on how to use Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg more efficiently, and then, using an actual research problem, the students will learn how to put those skills into practice and learn techniques to help them complete research assignments more efficiently.
Most of this information can be found from the main library website, http://law.loyno.edu/library.
It sounds elementary, but it is important to keep these facts in mind. (And you may be surprised how many times firm librarians say new associates don't know the difference between regulations and statutes.)
Key Things You Must Absolutely Know for Legal Research
Courtesy of Stacy Etheredge, http://hq.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/secure/Research/subject.asp.