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Upcoming US Law Webinars – January 2022

As we ring in 2022, the Law Library is excited to welcome researchers back to our webinar series on U.S. legal research. Our first class of the new year will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including an introduction to the concepts of precedent and stare decisis, the lifecycle of a court case, and methods for researching case law.

The second U.S. law webinar will be an orientation to the collections of the Law Library, with a focus on its online resources. More information about the content of both webinars and registration links can be found below.

Exterior view of red brick courthouse with green dome and statute of justice on the roof, located in Staunton, Virginia.

Exterior view of the Augusta County Courthouse in Staunton, Virginia. Photo by Anna Price.


Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EST – 12:00 p.m. EST

Content: Provides participants with information about legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law, 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.

InstructorBarbara Bavis – 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.

Register here.


Orientation to Law Library Collections

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1:00 p.m. EST – 2:00 p.m. EST

Content: This webinar provides information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections. Some of the resources attendees will learn about include the Law Library’s research guides, digital collections, and the Guide to Law Online, among others.

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.


To learn about other upcoming classes on domestic and foreign law topics, visit the Legal Research Institute.

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