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Upcoming U.S. Law Webinars – August 2023

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With the start of the upcoming school year approaching, the Law Library of Congress is offering more educational webinars in the month of August. The Law Library of Congress’s next offering in its Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series will focus on an overview of the tracing of U.S. federal regulations.

In the “Tracing Federal Regulations” webinar, attendees will learn about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, particularly the publication and citation of federal regulations. The Law Library staff will also host a webinar detailing a basic overview of Congress.gov. The presentation will discuss how to research federal legislation and highlight recent updates to the site. More information about the content of both webinars and registration links can be found below.


Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: Tracing Federal Regulations

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Content: This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Instructor: Barbara Bavis. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a B.A. in history from Duke University, a J.D. 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.


Congress.gov Webinar

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023, 2:00 p.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Content: This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted.

InstructorsBarbara Bavis and Robert Brammer. Barbara is the bibliographic and research instruction librarian at the Law Library. She holds a B.A. in history from Duke University, a J.D. 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 B.A. in political science from the University of Kentucky, a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a Master of Library Science from Florida State University.

Register here.


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

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