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Specialized Legal Research for the Generalist: Tax, Health, and International Law

A free training workshop in advanced Texas legal research and the application of the latest information technology

Saturday, April 23, 2016
8:30 AM-12:30 PM, BLB 109

Presented by the University of Houston
O'Quinn Law Library
Three hours of CLE credit

Workshop Schedule

8:30--8:50 a.m.

Check in (required for receiving CLE credits)

9:00--10:00 a.m.

Tax Research

This session concentrates on researching the primary sources of tax law including statutory research, Treasury regulations, case law, and administrative decisions and materials.
Speaker: Chris Dykes, Reference and Research lawyer-librarian at the O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center. Author of Federal Income Tax Law: A Legal Research Guide (2010) and International tax law: a legal research guide (2011), Mr. Dykes has conducted many research projects for all tax professors at University of Houston Law Center, where he has taught Tax Research since 2014.

10:00--10:15 a.m.



10:15--11:15 a.m.

Health Law Research

To provide support to practitioners new to health law, this session will focus on federal and state primary legal materials related to health law, including relevant statutes, regulations, agency guidance, and decisions.
Speaker: Emily W. Lawson, Reference and Research lawyer-librarian at the O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Lawson has been responsible for conducting health law research for Health Law professors at the University of Houston since she joined the O'Quinn Law library in 2009. In 2016 the UH Health Law and Policy Institute established the course Health Law Research and invited Ms. Lawson to be the instructor.

11:15--11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

Researching International Law

With the rapid increase of foreign-born population in the United States (from 4.8% in 1970 to 12.9% in 2010), international law elements can be found in the most localized legal fields such as criminal law and family law. Knowledge in international law research has become a necessity. This session will show the relations between international law, foreign law, and local law (state and federal), the materials available, and the general path for researching international law.
Speaker: Daniel Donahue, Reference and Research lawyer-librarian at the O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center. A member of the Virginia Bar, District of Columbia Bar, and the Bankruptcy Bar for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mr. Donahue earned his J.D. with International Business Law track. Since joining the O'Quinn Law Library staff Mr. Donahue has been our specialist in international and foreign law, and conducted numerous research projects to support our faculty whenever international and foreign law is involved. Included in his recent presentations is a program on researching environmental law in the Gulf of Mexico.

Free parking at Lot 19C.

To register click here, for additional information, contact Mon Yin Lung at 713.743.2307 or
University of Houston O'Quinn Law Library