D’Angelo Law Classes & Workshops

Cost-Effective Legal Research, May 8, 12:15pm in Room F

The D’Angelo Law Library will be presenting two Summer Success programs designed to help prepare you for your summer work. First, on Monday, May 7, at 12:15pm in Room III, the Law Library is partnering with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Career Services for “Ensuring Summer Success,” a panel discussion designed to get you ready to succeed this summer.  Our panelists will address issues such as: working successfully with non-attorney professionals; how to complete projects without racking up a six figure legal research bill; juggling multiple projects, summer associate activities and still trying to have a life; and how to avoid the most common summer associate pitfalls that can keep you from receiving an offer for permanent employment.  Lunch will be provided. 

Then, on Tuesday, May 8, at 12:15pm in Room F, the Law Library is presenting “Cost Effective Legal Research” as a follow-up to the “Ensuring Summer Success” panel (although all students are welcome). The program will focus on practical tips for ensuring success on legal research assignments. The D’Angelo Law Librarians will cover best practices in balancing the use of commercial and free sources, explain how to develop and effectively use strategies to research efficiently, and review the key resources available to students and graduates.  Please RSVP to Steve Coats, stevec@uchicago.edu by Friday, May 4.  

Both programs qualify for Keystone Professionalism & Leadership points, so remember to sign in!

 

Keystone Workshop: Research in Specialized Areas of Law on Westlaw on February 28

As part of the Law School’s new Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program, the D’Angelo Law Library offers legal research sessions throughout the year. Attendance at a session will earn you 10 points toward completion of the program. When you arrive at one of the legal research workshops, be sure to sign in so that you get your KPLP points. You will also need to log your participation online through the Law School’s website at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/KeystoneProgramLog

The last Keystone legal research session for the quarter will be on Tuesday, February 28 at 12:15 PM in classroom B, Research in Specialized Areas of Law on Westlaw.

Corporate and Securities Research, Tue., Nov. 22 in Room V

Bloomberg Law, Mergent Online, Thomson One, LexisNexis Company and Business….all great tools for corporate, securities and company and industry research.  Learn how to use them Tuesday, November 22, at 12:30 pm in Classroom V.   Feel free to bring your lunch.  If you cannot attend, you can still check out the Library’s Corporate and Securities Law guide online, or make an appointment to meet with a reference librarian.

This program qualifies for Keystone Professionalism & Leadership points so remember to sign in!

Substantial Paper Success, Tues., Nov. 15, 12:30pm in Room F

Students writing substantial papers this quarter should try to attend the Library Workshop “Substantial Paper Success” on Tuesday, November 15, at 12:30pm in Room F.  For the first half of the training session, we will go over resources that will help you select a topic and do research for your substantial paper. Then, the rest of the time will be devoted to showing you how to use Zotero, free citation management software that helps you collects and organize your research and also generate footnotes and bibliographies in Bluebook format. 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.

This program qualifies for Keystone Professionalism & Leadership points, so remember to sign in! 

Bloomberg Law training session: Thu., Nov. 17, 12:15pm in Room F

On Thursday, November 17, Bloomberg Law will be conducting a training session for Law School students at 12:15pm in Room F.  Bloomberg Law is a legal research tool that integrates primary legal content (cases, statutes, regulations, and a citator service) with company and client information and business and legal news from Bloomberg LLC all in one place. Bloomberg Law also offers free access to Federal and state court dockets and filings, sample transactional documents, and daily briefings in securities regulation, bankruptcy law, and intellectual property. 

Access to Bloomberg Law requires an individual username and password issued by Bloomberg. If you are a Law School student and would like to set up an account, please send a message to ehorton4@bloomberg.net with your name and year of graduation.

Lunch will be provided. If you would like food, please RSVP to ehorton4@bloomberg.net (include subject “Bloomberg Law Training”) by Tuesday, November 15, at 4pm.

This program qualifies for Keystone Professionalism & Leadership points, so remember to sign in! 

Global legal research workshop: Tues., Nov. 8, 12:30 pm in Room V

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Come learn about global legal research resources on Tuesday, November 8, at 12:30-1:30 pm in Room V. This workshop will focus on how to find foreign, comparative, and international legal resources in the U.S.  You will learn about the UK legal system and how to find and “noter-up” laws and cases for common law jurisdictions including Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa.  You will learn about civil law systems and how to locate legal materials (including English translations) for China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Latin American jurisdictions.   We will also highlight some key sources for finding treaties, decisions of international tribunals, and documents of international bodies such as the United Nations, European Union, and World Trade Organization.  We will cover the major databases for global legal research.

This program qualifies for Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points, so be sure to sign in!

Legislative history workshop, Tue., Nov. 1, 12:30pm in Room F

Come learn about federal legislative history resources on Tuesday, November 1, at 12:30pm in Room F. You will learn how to research the various documents (e.g., bills, committee reports, etc.) that are generated during the legislative process. Legislative history is usually used to try to determine the legislative intent or to clarify the meaning of a law when the text is vague or terms are not defined. We will also look at ways to track legislation that is currently before Congress. If you can't make it, you can always consult the Libary's Federal Legislative History research guide.

This program qualifies for Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program points, so be sure to sign in!

Keystone legal research workshops

We are excited to announce that, as part of the Law School's new Keystone Professionalism & Leadership Program, the D'Angelo Law Library will be offering a series of legal research workshops throughout the year. Attendance at a legal research workshop will earn you 10 points toward completion of the program. When you arrive at one of the legal research workshops, be sure to sign in so that you get your KPLP points. You will also need to log your participation online through the Law School’s website at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/KeystoneProgramLog

The first two Keystone legal research workshops will be: Bloomberg Law on Tuesday, October 11, at 12:30pm in Room V and Practical Law Company on Wednesday, October 12, at 12:30pm, also in Room V. 

The complete schedule for Autumn Quarter:

  • Bloomberg Law Training: Tuesday, October 11, 12:30-1:30pm in Classroom V
  • Practical Law Company Training: Wednesday, October 11, 12:30-1:30pm in Classroom F
  • Legislative History Research: Tuesday, November 1, 12:30-1:30pm in Classroom F
  • Global Legal Research: Tuesday, November 8, 12:30-1:30pm in Classroom V
  • Substantial Paper Success: Tuesday, November 15, 12:30-1:30pm in Classroom F
  • Bloomberg Law Training: Thursday, November 17, 12:15-1:15pm in Classroom D
  • Corporate and Securities Research: Tuesday, November 22, 12:30-1:30pm in Classroom V

Ensuring Summer Success, Monday, May 16, lunch in Room V

The Dean of Students Office, Career Services, and the D’Angelo Law Library are presenting “Ensuring Summer Success” on Monday, May 16, at 12:15pm in Room V. The program is designed to help you prepare for your summer work and will feature a panel discussion with:

Moderator: Leslie Hauser, Director of Career Services

Panelists:

Mike Andolina, ’99, Sidley & Austin, Partner

Zina Deldar, Paul Hastings, Associate

Wendy Kachingwe, Jenner & Block, Paralegal

Monice Kaczorowski , Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, Director of Library Services

Our panelists will address issues such as: working successfully with non-attorney professionals; how to complete projects without racking up a six figure legal research bill; juggling multiple projects, summer associate activities, and still trying to have a life; and how to avoid the most common summer associate pitfalls that can keep you from receiving an offer for permanent employment.

Lunch provided by Paul Hastings LLP.

 

Audio of Law School Student Training on Microsoft Office

Audio recordings of the Microsoft Office Training on April 2 are available on the Law School web site at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/2011-04-02-140000-computer-training.  The morning session features tips on using Microsoft Word, with some focus on resume formatting.  The afternoon  session covers Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.