Research Classes for Legal Practice in First-Year Curriculum

Legal research instruction covers topics including statutes, cases, secondary sources, research strategy, and legislative history. First year students enrolled in the Legal Practice course should consult the Legal Research Bootcamp course on Canvas. Please direct questions to lawlibinstruction@georgetown.edu 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., 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 lawlibinstruction@georgetown.edu or 202-662-9140 for U.S. law or non-legal topics and lawintlref@georgetown.edu 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. This training teaches students about cost-effective legal research. Please direct questions to lawlibinstruction@georgetown.edu 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 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.

All sessions will be held in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library.

To attend this training, please RSVP using the links above. Please direct questions to lllrs@georgetown.edu or 202-662-9145.