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Upcoming US Law Webinars – July 2022

Next month, the Law Library will present a webinar on federal legislative history that will offer a deeper dive into a bill’s lifecycle, discuss the types of documents that are considered “legislative history” resources, and then explore methods of identifying and locating these items. Our second webinar is an orientation to the collections of the Law Library, with a focus on its online resources.

More information about the Law Library’s upcoming U.S. law webinars and registration links can be found below.

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Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Legislative History

Date: Thursday, July 14, 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.govgovinfo.gov, and Law.gov.

Instructor: Ann Hemmens – senior legal reference librarian. Ann holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and earned both her JD and Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Register here.


Orientation to Law Library Collections

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 p.m. EDT

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 guidesdigital collections, and the Guide to Law Online, among others.

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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