Research Classes for Legal Practice in First-Year Curriculum

Legal research instruction covers topics including statutes, cases, secondary sources, and research strategy. Please direct questions to library instructional staff or 202-662-9140.

Research Lectures for Classes & Clinics

Reference librarians are available to provide presentations to classes and clinics on a variety of specialized research techniques. These research lectures will provide more advanced legal research instruction in consultation with the requesting faculty member and will build upon the basic research strategies and tools covered in the first-year curriculum. Reference librarians present on subject-specific research areas (e.g., tax law, health law, environmental law, and music law), as well as specialized legal research instruction (e.g., legislative history and administrative law research), tips and tools for using electronic research databases, research in non-legal sources, and other advanced research techniques.

Faculty members interested in having a reference librarian visit their class should contact the library teaching staff or 202-662-9140 for U.S. law or non-legal topics and the foreign and international librarians or 202-662-4195 for international and foreign law topics.

Library Training for All Students

The library offers additional training open to all students throughout the year, including Prepare to Practice sessions in the spring semester. Please direct questions to the library teaching staff or 202-662-9140.

Vendor Training for All Students

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law offer training and webinars on how to use their products to do legal research.

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be hosting two virtual training sessions for new faculty Research Assistants this fall.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies, our databases and best research practices when working with their faculty member in a virtual environment and when there is limited access to the library’s physical collection. RAs are to sign up for one of the two training classes with their Georgetown email address.

For any questions or more information, please email Research Services Librarian Andrea Muto or call 202-661-6598.