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Upcoming US Law Webinars – May 2022

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We regularly publish blog posts on court decisions both new and old, as well as foreign and multinational cases and courts. If you are interested in learning more about strategies legal researchers use to find court cases and materials, please join us for next month’s U.S. Law webinar on case law research. Webinar attendees will receive 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.

A bookshelf with three sets of books with labels that read, "United States Reports" and identify volume numbers.
The Law Library Reading Room’s collection of United States Reports. Photo by Anna Price.

Also in May, we are hosting our orientation to Law Library collections webinar, which covers Law Library resources and research strategies for navigating More information about the Law Library’s upcoming U.S. law webinars and registration links can be found below.

Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EDT – 12:00 p.m. EDT

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.

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.

Register here.

Orientation to Law Library Collections

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 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,, and

InstructorMargaret M. Wood – senior legal reference librarian. Margaret holds a BA in history from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University.

Register here.

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

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