In March, we are introducing a new addition to our orientation to legal research webinars. To date, this series has included recurring classes on navigating legal resources from the U.S. government’s three branches: statutes, administrative laws, and court opinions. Our new class on federal legislative history will offer a deeper dive into a bill’s lifecycle, and discuss the types of documents that are considered “legislative history.”
More information about the Law Library’s upcoming U.S. law webinars and registration links can be found below.
Orientation to Law Library Collections
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 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 – Senior Legal Reference Librarian. 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.
Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Legislative History
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EDT – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Content: This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports, and other documents that may reflect a bill’s legislative intent as it moves through Congress. The presentation will focus largely on how to find these documents through online government resources, including Congress.gov, govinfo.gov, and Law.gov.
Instructor: Barbara 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.
To learn about other upcoming classes on domestic and foreign law topics, visit the Legal Research Institute.
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Superb initiative on the new class on Legislative history! Thanks very much!