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Upcoming U.S. Law Webinars – October 2023

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As we continue into the fall season, the Law Library of Congress is offering more educational webinars in the month of October. 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 statutes. Following the Orientation to Legal Research Webinar, the Law Library of Congress will offer its next presentation on Congress.gov.


Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: U.S. Federal Statutes

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Content: This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

Instructor: Jason Zarin – Legal Reference Specialist. Jason has a B.A. in economics from Tufts University, an M.A. in economics from UCLA, a J.D. from the University of Southern California, an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University, and a master of science in information systems from the University of Texas at Austin.

Register here.


Congress.gov Webinar

Date: Thursday, October 19, 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.

Instructors:  Barbara 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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