D’Angelo Law Classes & Workshops

Microsoft Office training for Law students

Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and the D’Angelo Law Library, this program will give Law students all of the basic Microsoft Office skills they will need during the school year, in summer employment, and as an attorney.

There is no charge for the program; Law students may attend the morning session, the afternoon session, or both. Lunch will be provided but you must bring your own laptop. The program will be applicable for both Mac and PC users.

It will be held Saturday, October 22, with Word training  from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Excel & PowerPoint from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer period.

Law Students must register in advance for this  program at  http://www.law.uchicago.edu/microsoftofficetrainingRSVPPlease RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19.

Prepare to Practice legal research workshop, May 20

The Law Library has organized a series of legal research workshops focused on getting students ready for their summer work. On Friday, April 8, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, in Room IV, we will be hosting a Keystone program featuring representatives from Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw, who will talk about using these services in practice, from how to be cost-effective to how to do transactional law research.

Following the April 8 program, there will be further legal research workshops on the following days:

  • Lexis: Prepare to Practice – Monday, April 18, 12:15 pm, in Room F
  • Bloomberg Law: Prepare to Practice (register here) – Thursday, April 21, 12:15 pm, in Room E
  • Westlaw: Prepare to Practice (sign up here) – Friday, April 22, 12:15 pm, in Room F
  • Bloomberg Law: Prepare to Practice (register here) – Wednesday, April 27, 12:15 pm, in Room E
  • Lexis: Prepare to Practice – Wednesday, May 18, 12:15 pm, in Room F
  • Prepare to Practice: Beyond Bloomberg Law, Lexis, & Westlaw (register here)- Friday, May 20, 12:15 pm, in Room F

Westlaw training sessions, Mon., Feb. 1, 12:15 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.

Dennis Elverman from Westlaw will be at the Law School on Monday, February 1, to give two presentations on using Westlaw to research the Winter Quarter Bigelow Program open memo assignment.

    • Westlaw Certification 101/201 – 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. – Room F (lunch provided for this session)
    • Westlaw Certification 101/201 – 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Room D

The material covered by these classes is as follows:

Westlaw Certification 101 – In this section of the class Dennis will go over an introduction to case law research on Westlaw, will go over tips to make you a better researcher, and will review the tools on Westlaw that will allow you to manage all your research completely online.

Westlaw Certification 201 – This section of the class takes a deeper dive into Westlaw advanced searching techniques, statutory research, and strategies to locate trial court documents and content that will make document drafting an easier process.

To RSVP for one of the classes click here: http://goo.gl/forms/542O5NUr9F

Do not hesitate to reach out to Dennis (dennis.elverman@thomsonreuters.com) if you have any questions.

Keystone program: Productivity and Project Management Tools, Mon., Jan. 25 at 3 pm in Room III

Organizing PDFs, using multiple devices, collaborating… how do you work efficiently? This workshop will give you tools and tips to help you fine tune your individual and group productivity needs. The workshop will take place on Monday, January 25, at 3 pm in Law School Classroom III. Kaitlin Springmier, Resident Librarian for Online Learning, and Todd Ito, Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach, will give an overview of our favorite free web tools for note taking, cloud storage, organizing and annotating articles, and managing collaborative projects. These tools, tips, and strategies should help you be more efficient with whatever you’re working on, whether it’s the open memo assignment, your SRP, comment, or a project for one of the clinics.

Attendance at this program will earn you 10 Keystone points.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students & the D’Angelo Law Library.

Lexis training session for 1Ls, Wed., Jan. 13, 12:15 p.m. in Room B

Lexis Advance logoCarter Mills from LexisNexis will be at the Law School this Wednesday, January 13, at 12:15 pm in Classroom B, to give a presentation on using Lexis Advance for researching the Winter Quarter Bigelow Program open memo assignment. Students can RSVP at https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.

Food will be provided.

Microsoft Office training for Law students, Oct. 4

The Office of the Dean of Students and the D’Angelo Law Library are sponsoring Microsoft Office Training for Law School students on Sunday, October 4. This program earned rave reviews when we offered it in the past. It is meant to address what students will see in practice – new attorneys are expected to be able to do anything computer-related because they are generally the youngest person on the team, yet are at the bottom of the pecking order in terms of getting secretarial support. It’s really hard to teach yourself Power Point at 3 in the morning when the partner wants slides edited and the support staff have long ago gone home for the night. This program will give you the basic Microsoft Office skills you will need during the school year, in summer employment, and as an attorney.

The program will be held Sunday, October 4 with Word training from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Excel & PowerPoint from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is no charge for the program; you can attend the morning, afternoon, or both. Lunch will be provided. You must bring your own laptop; the program will be applicable for both Mac and PC users. 

Students must register in advance for this program at: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/2015microsoftofficetrainingRSVP. 

Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students & the D’Angelo Law Library.

This program qualifies for up to 60 Keystone Professionalism and Leadership points in the Practical Skills category.

Data Data Everywhere: Introduction to Data Management workshop, May 13, 4 pm

You are collecting it, but are you managing it? If you were asked to provide data from research done last year, would you be able to find it? What about two years ago? Join us for the Data Data Everywhere:  Introduction to Data Management workshop on Wednesday, May 13, from 4-5 pm in the Kathleen A. Zar Room in Crerar Library, where you will learn more about the basics of data management for your research. We will discuss best practices for file naming and structure, metadata, storage and back ups, as well as provide an overview of funding agency requirements. Register online now.

Workshop Series – Managing Your Research

Crerar Library is offering a workshop series on issues related to managing research such as copyright, data management, document organization and collaboration tools.  More information about each workshop and registration links are below.  All workshops are opened to faculty, students and staff.

Your Copyrights:  Understanding author rights in scholarly publishing

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, April 17th, 12-1pm

The world of scholarly publishing is changing and copyright issues are often at the center of it. You may be hearing some terms that are new and wonder how they affect you. Join us for a session to learn more about open access, Creative Commons, copyright transfer agreements, public deposit, and how your funding agency may have new requirements for you soon. Register

Managing Research Documents

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, April 27th, 12-1pm

Organizing and keeping track of research documents, whether pdfs, notes, images or other pieces of information, can be time consuming and difficult. Let us help you! This workshop will cover effective naming techniques for documents, citation and pdf management, note taking tools, alerts and feeds, and journal management apps. Register

Data Data Everywhere:  Introduction to Data Management

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 13th, 4-5pm

You are collecting it, but are you managing it? If you were asked to provide data from research done last year, would you be able to find it? What about two years ago? Join us for this session where you will learn more about the basics of data management for your research. We will discuss best practices for file naming and structure, metadata, storage and back ups, as well as provide an overview of funding agency requirements. Register

Collaboration Tools for Researchers

Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 19th, 12-1pm

A wide range of tools to help you collaborate and communicate with other researchers are available these days. This workshop will cover options for sharing different kinds of work including citation and pdf sharing software, file and image sharing systems, and presentation sharing software. Register

 

Substantial Paper Success: Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:15 pm in Room A

Are you writing a substantial paper this quarter? If so, you might want to attend the D’Angelo Law Library Workshop, “Substantial Paper Success,” on Thursday, January 22, at 12:15 pm in Room A. Come learn how to select a topic and do research for your substantial paper! Feel free to bring your lunch. If you cannot attend, you can still check out the Library’s Researching and Writing Substantial Papers guide online, or make an appointment to meet with a reference librarian.

Two Keystone sessions on international human rights research, Wed., Nov. 5, 12:15 & 3pm, Room D

Lyonette Louis-Jacques (photo)The D’Angelo Law Library’s Foreign and International Law Librarian & Lecturer in Law, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, is offering two 45-minute Keystone Professionalism and Leadership Program sessions focusing on effective international human rights research.  Students interested in human rights work and practice are welcome to attend!

Researching International Human Rights Law & Policy

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Times12:15pm – 1:00pm; 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Location: Law School, Classroom D

Lyonette Louis-Jacques will provide a quick overview of the United Nations human rights system, as well as the European, Inter-American, African, and other regional systems for the protection of human rights.  She will highlight major sources for locating treaties, jurisprudence, and other human rights-related documents, as well as important IGOs, NGOs, and social media sources.  She will especially emphasize tools for international human rights lawyering, advocacy, and litigation.

This event is being offered twice: at 12:15 pm & 3:00 pm. Point value: 10 Keystone points