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.