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 holding two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this fall.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and to best research practices.

The sessions will be:

Both sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Questions may be sent to Sara Burriesci, Empirical Research Services Librarian.