Gearing Up for the New Semester

Welcome back from your holiday break! As this week’s short courses launch, most of you are getting ready for the full class schedule that begins next week. The Marx Law Library and its staff are ready to help you get back in the swing of things!

Learning Opportunities Waiting for Your Participation

Advanced Legal Research further develops the research skills you began to learn in your Lawyering I class. Surveys of attorneys demonstrate that research skills are a key requirement for new associates. Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:55 P.M., Advanced Legal Research is taught as a “flipped classroom,” where you will work through individual research assignments on your own and as part of a team, giving you experience in collaborating with your colleagues. Instructors Susan Boland, Ken Hirsh, and Ron Jones are your guides as you explore statutory, case, administrative, and specialized research. Head over to Catalyst right now and add ALR to your spring schedule!

Each week our librarians will offer research training sessions in the library. Pick and choose the sessions that will help you get better insight on understanding and applying research skills and winnowing through the universe of legal information sources that are available to you. Library and Lexis Lunch and Learn sessions will give you more in-depth coverage of Lexis offerings, and provide lunch and Lexis points as well.

Resources to Help You “Hit the Ground Running”

  • Library Research Guides will introduce you to the law library and provide you expert guidance on dozens of subjects.
  • West Academic Study Aids give you 7/24 online access to a variety of popular study aids to your subjects.
  • Video tutorials on several subjects have been prepared by our librarians.
  • CALI lessons can help you review course material and give you another way to learn new information.

The Marx Law Library is your go-to place, whether in person or online, for the information that will help you succeed this semester!

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