Category Archives: Mini-Classes

What’s New in the Library? Research Classes & Noise Report

What’s New in the Library

Legal Research Classes

Upcoming Mini-Classes at the Library 4th Floor Learning Center

mini-classes Sept 2012

Lexis Advance Training

Enjoy free lunch while learning how to use Lexis Advance.

Sept. 26 @ noon

Rm. 320

* Space & food is limited so please pre-register at http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool

* All who attend will also receive 400 points (equivalent to a $5 Amazon/iTunes/Starbucks gift card)

Library Noise

Reminder! Please be respectful of your fellow students and maintain silence in  Library on the 5th floor.

5th floor noise map

Welcome and Welcome Back!

Hello from the library. We would like to welcome the new 1Ls and welcome back our 2Ls and 3Ls. Click the image above to see a larger version.

Please view this presentation as a reminder of what is available to you in the library and whom to contact about research, jobs and general inquiries (Leigh Inman, Interim Director).

To help you along your path to success, this semester, we have new mini-classes for you. The schedule is shown below. Please sign-up for mini-classes on the Legal Research Training TWEN page. Click on the schedule below to see a larger version.

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Please be aware of our new noise policy. The noise map will show you where you can expect to find quiet study space (Tip: It’s towards the rear of the library on the 5th floor). Click on the noise map below to see a larger version.

Library Noise Level Map. 5th floor quiet, 4th floor noisy

Library Mini-Classes by June MacLeod

Monday, October 4

* 11:30-12 noon             How to Research
* 12 noon- 12:15 pm    How to Locate a Case/Statute

Tuesday, October 5

* 11:30-11:45 am          What are ALR’s
* 12 noon- 12:30 pm   Introduction to ALWD citation

Thursday, October 7

* 11:15-11:30 am            What is a Treatise
* 11:30-12:00 noon        What is a Digest

Library Mini-Classes

The Library is offering a series of mini-classes by June Mac Leod, reference librarian. They are designed to provide a quick overview of research methodologies for those new to legal research.  Classes will be held on the first floor of the Law Library.  Stop at the circulation desk for directions.

Mini-Class Schedule

Date Mini-Class Time
Feb. 2, Tues. What is a treatise? Noon-12:20 pm
Feb. 2, Tues. How to use Thomcat 12:20-12:35 pm
Feb. 3, Wed. What is a digest? 9:30-9:45 am
Feb. 3, Wed. What are legal encyclopedias? 9:45-10:00 am
Feb. 5, Fri. What is a treatise? 5:30-5:45 pm
Feb. 5, Fri. How to use Thomcat 5:45-6:00 pm
Feb. 8, Mon. Locating a case 11:15-11:30 am
Feb. 8, Mon. Locating a statute 11:30-11:45 am
Feb. 9, Tues. Pointers on research strategies Noon-12:30 pm
Feb. 12, Fri. Locating a case 5:30-5:45 pm
Feb. 12, Fri. Locating a statute 5:45-6:00 pm

Reminder: Mini-Classes on Basic Legal Research 9/4 – 9/28

Whether you need a research refresher before you start your paper, or you’d like to be prepared to research your Legal Writing memo topic,  library mini-classes will be of benefit to you. Please join June MacLeod at the library circulation desk to attend these many short and effective research classes.

Mini-Class Schedule

What is a treatise?     Fri, Sept 4 4:00-4:15 pm
What is a digest?     Fri, Sept 4 4:15-4:30 am
What is a treatise?     Fri, Sept 4     5:30-5:45 pm
What is a digest?     Fri, Sept 4     5:45-6 pm
What is a treatise?    Weds, Sept 9   11:15-11:30 am
Deciphering legal abbreviations     Wed, Sept 9     11:30-11:45 am
Using ThomCat, our online catalog     Wed, Sept 9     2:30-2:45 pm
What is a digest?     Thu, Sept 10     10-10:15 am
Why use legal encyclopedias?       Thu, Sept 10 11:30-11:45 am
Research guidelines     Thu, Sept 24     11:30 am-noon
Locating a case     Thu, Sept 24     noon-12:15
Locating a case     Fri, Sept 25     6-6:15 pm
Locating a statute     Fri, Sept 25     6:15-6:30 pm
Locating a statute     Mon, Sept 28     11:30-11:45 am
Research guidelines     Mon, Sept 28     noon-12:30 pm

Mini-Classes on Basic Legal Research

Whether you need a research refresher before you start your paper, or you’d like to be prepared to research your Legal Writing memo topic,  library mini-classes will be of benefit to you. Please join June MacLeod at the library circulation desk to attend these many short and effective research classes.

Mini-Class Schedule
What is a treatise?     Fri, Sept 4 4:00-4:15 pm
What is a digest?     Fri, Sept 4 4:15-4:30 am
What is a treatise?     Fri, Sept 4     5:30-5:45 pm
What is a digest?     Fri, Sept 4     5:45-6 pm
What is a treatise?    Weds, Sept 9   11:15-11:30 am
Deciphering legal abbreviations     Wed, Sept 9     11:30-11:45 am
Using ThomCat, our online catalog     Wed, Sept 9     2:30-2:45 pm
What is a digest?     Thu, Sept 10     10-10:15 am
Why use legal encyclopedias?       Thu, Sept 10 11:30-11:45 am
Research guidelines     Thu, Sept 24     11:30 am-noon
Locating a case     Thu, Sept 24     noon-12:15
Locating a case     Fri, Sept 25     6-6:15 pm
Locating a statute     Fri, Sept 25     6:15-6:30 pm
Locating a statute     Mon, Sept 28     11:30-11:45 am
Research guidelines     Mon, Sept 28     noon-12:30 pm