Next month, the Law Library of Congress will present a webinar on federal regulations. This class is part of the Law Library’s orientation to legal research series on the federal government’s three branches. Participants will become acquainted with resources where federal rules and regulations are published, including the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, and how to navigate them.
Also in June, Law Library staff will host a webinar discussing Congress.gov. The presentation will feature some of Congress.gov’s functions, as well as recent updates to the site. More information about the content of both webinars and registration links can be found below.
Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations
Date: Thursday, June 10, 11:00 AM EDT – 12:00 PM EDT
Content: Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.
Instructor: Jason Zarin – Legal Reference Librarian. Jason has a BA in economics from Tufts University, an MA in economics from UCLA, a JD from the University of Southern California, an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University, and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT
Content: This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as updates to the Bound Congressional Record on the site.
Instructors: Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a BA in history from Duke University, a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a specialization in law librarianship from Catholic University. Robert is the chief of the Law Library’s Office of External Relations. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Kentucky, a JD from Wayne State University, and a Master of Library Science from Florida State University.
To learn about other upcoming classes on domestic and foreign law topics, visit the Legal Research Institute.
I am trying to register for the June 10th Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations webinar by clicking on the hyperlink.
When I click on the link, it takes me to a generic Zoom gov’t webpage and I am unable to find your webinar on that page. Help!
Thank you for your question. It appears that the event you are inquiring about has already occurred. The next Orientation to Legal Research series class on tracing federal regulations is scheduled for August 11, and registration has not yet opened for it. You can learn more about upcoming classes by visiting the Law Library’s Legal Research Institute. From that site, you may also view recordings of past webinars. If you’d like to watch a recording of a 2021 webinar on tracing federal regulations, click here.