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Upcoming US Law Webinars – July 2024

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In July, our Orientation to Law Library Collections webinar will feature a special appearance by the staff of the Oklahoma State Law Library as part of our state law libraries outreach project. The purpose of the state law libraries outreach project is to strengthen the ties between the Law Library of Congress and state law libraries by sharing information about our collections, products, and services with one another and with the public. Presenting from the Oklahoma State Law Library will be Douglas Amos, state law librarian; and Christine Chen, Administrative Librarian. The Oklahoma State Law Library presenters note that,

“established in 1890, the Oklahoma Territorial Library served as a law and legislative reference library for state officials and employees. Over the years, additional collections and areas of responsibility were added to the state library, so that law and legislative reference services were no longer its singular focus. For most of its existence, the state capitol was the home for the law library/law collection. A remodel of the state capitol in 2016 forced the closure of the law library/law collection. Currently, the law and legislative print collection is exclusively focused on Oklahoma law. Access to federal and out of state legal resources is provided electronically. Our primary directive is providing research and reference services to state government employees and officials and legal reference assistance to the general public.”

In addition to this webinar, we will conduct one of our legal research orientation webinars, which will focus on federal legislative history.

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: Federal Legislative History

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024, 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, and quickly touch on subscription databases that can be accessed at one’s local public law or academic library.

Instructor: Jason Zarin. Jason is a legal reference specialist at the Law Library. 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.

Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Content: This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Some of the resources attendees will learn about include the Law Library’s research guidesdigital collections, and the Guide to Law Online, among others. This Orientation to Law Library Collections webinar will feature a special appearance by Douglas Amos, Oklahoma State Law Librarian; and Christine Chen, Administrative Librarian, as part of the state law libraries outreach project.

InstructorAnna Price. Anna is a legal reference librarian at the Law Library. Anna holds a B.S. in communications from Ithaca College, a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington iSchool.

Register here.

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

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