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Fall 2019 – Research Recess!

During the 2019 Fall Semester, the O'Quinn Law Library reference librarians will offer three instructional sessions covering legal research topics. Each week, librarians will be available at three different stations to provide a quick demonstration of a database or resource. These demonstration sessions will take place in the library over the course of three weeks in October, each session from 4-6 pm. Stop by the library any time from 4-6 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 16, Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Wednesday, Oct. 29 to learn about legal research and grab a bite on us! These sessions will be held in the library near our new, large TV screen. Food and beverages will be provided at each session.

1. Fastcase, Casemaker, and Google Scholar
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00-6:00 pm

All Texas attorneys have free access to Fastcase and Casemaker, and of course, anyone can access Google Scholar. But how useful are these databases, especially in comparison to Westlaw and Lexis Advance? Stop by the library to learn about these resources, what types of information they contain, and how useful they might be in practice.

Chick-fil-A provided! Vegetarian and vegan options available.

2. Secondary Sources for Texas Attorneys
Tuesday, October 22, 4:00-6:00 pm

If you plan to practice law in Texas, these are the secondary resources you need to know about! This session will focus on Texas Jurisprudence III Legal Encyclopedia (TexJur), Dorsaneo’s Texas Litigation Guide, and O’Connor’s Practice Materials. We will explore both the print and online versions of these resources.

Chick-fil-A provided! Vegetarian and vegan options available.

3. Free Resources for Texas Legal Research
Wednesday, October 30, 4:00-6:00 pm

There are plenty of free resources available to Texas attorneys and the general public. This session will focus on the resources available through the Texas State Law Library, the Texas Legislature Online, and TexasLawHelp.org.

Chick-fil-A provided! Vegetarian and vegan options available.

 

 

 

 

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