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April 2021 US Law Webinar – Researching Case Law

The Law Library’s reference staff frequently receive inquiries through Ask A Librarian from researchers who want to learn how to find U.S. Supreme Court cases on a specific topic. Although the Supreme Court is the court of last resort, case law in the United States includes the opinions and rulings of hundreds of federal, state, and local courts across the nation. Navigating these vast resources, and even learning where to start one’s research, can be daunting for those individuals who have no legal training or experience.

To help ease new researchers into this process, the Law Library is pleased to once again present our webinar, Orientation to Legal Research: Case Law. Information about this class and a link to register are provided below.

Image of the interior of the US Supreme Court when it was housed in Congress

SUPREME COURT, U.S. COURTROOM. Harris & Ewing, photographer, between 1905 and 1945. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.16798.


Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law

 

Date: Thursday, April 8, 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

Content: An introduction to legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

Instructor: Anna Price – Legal Reference Specialist. Anna holds a BS in communications from Ithaca College, a JD from the University of Washington School of Law, and an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool.

Register here.


We hope that you will be able to join us for this presentation. If you have any questions about this offering or other Law Library webinars, please visit the Legal Research Institute or contact us through Ask A Librarian.

2 Comments

  1. Lily Lee
    March 19, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Happy I saw this post on Twitter! I didn’t know Library of Congress had webinars like this to educate the public. In today’s political and social climate, it’s important to fact check and build on analytical skills with legal research.

    Thank you!

    Lily Lee

    • Anna Price
      March 19, 2021 at 8:17 am

      Thank you, Lily! This link is included in the post, but if you are interested in learning about the Law Library’s other presentations, please explore the Legal Research Institute. It lists upcoming webinars covering both domestic and foreign/comparative law, and has recordings of past webinars.

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