New exhibit at HLS Library – Spanning the Centuries: An Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions, 1579-1868

Please visit the Caspersen Room to view a selection of Historical & Special Collections’ recent acquisitions. Case 1 showcases books and bound manuscripts that provide clues about who owned them and how they were used, while Case 2 features the latest additions to our true crime collections. Click here for more information and a slide show.

The exhibit was curated by Karen Beck of Historical & Special Collections. It will be on view weekdays 9 to 5 in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall, through August 22, 2014. Hope to see you soon!

FREE PIZZA AT THE LIBRARY FOCUS GROUP

Come tell us what you think about the Harvard Law School Library’s website! We will be hosting a lunchtime focus group about our website on Wednesday, March 12th at noon in the Lemann Lounge on the second floor as you enter the library. Come with your thoughts on how we can improve our website! Pizza will be provided.

Sign Up for Fall Research Classes

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several research classes on various topics from September to November. These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project, help with the Blue Book, or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job. Signup information for all classes is available here: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtr… A list of some of the classes that are offered this semester: Save Time e-Research Workshops Blue Book Drop-In Sessions Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Research Criminal Justice Research Massachusetts Legal Research International human rights research class HBS Style Company & Industry Research Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work Employer Research: Financial Services Companies Subcite Quickie LinkedIn Lab Researching Employers, Judges, and Parties to Disputes, Federal Legislative History Research And many more.

Library Available for EIP Needs

The HLS Library is here for you during EIP awesomeness! This weekend (8/10-9/11), the HLS Library (2nd Floor) will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Library staff will be present on both days to make sure you are supported with copiers, scanners, printers, and computers, as well as quiet space for reading and writing! A research librarian will be seated near the library entrance to help you with efficient employer research, as follows: Saturday (8/10) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; and Sunday (8/11) all day. Further, you can submit questions by email to  research at law.harvard.edu

Summer Success: Ready, Set, Go!

Register for Summer Success, which will be held on Thursday, April 4th in Wasserstein 1019 from 3pm to 5pm . Co-sponsored by the HLS Library and the Program on the Legal Profession. Kindle raffle prizes provided by LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law. Find out how to hit the ground running as you begin your summer or permanent job. Whether you are entering the public or private sector, employers are operating with fewer resources than ever with a constant eye on results. This program will help you prepare for the types of assignments you will receive as you begin to apply what you have learned in law school to your new job. Select up to two sessions offering practical tips on efficient legal research strategies in a variety of areas as well as concrete strategies for success on the job, including how to tackle a new assignment, interact with supervisors, obtain constructive feedback, and gain the most from your job opportunity. For registration and other information, visit: http://hlssummersuccess.weebly.com/ Please contact George Taoultsides,  gtaoultsides at law.harvard.edu, with questions.

Bluebook Drop-In Sessions

Got questions about the Bluebook? We’ve got answers! The Library is now holding Bluebook Drop-In Sessions twice weekly – just come in and ask your questions, no appointment required! Where: 5th floor Library conference room When: Mondays, 12-1 and Fridays, 3-4, beginning March 8th Calendar: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtr… First come, first served! Prefer a one-on-one appointment? Email us (Terri and Jennifer) at  tsaintamour at law.harvard.edu or  jallison at law.harvard.edu.

Sign Up for Spring Research Classes

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several research classes on various topics from February to April. These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job. Sign up here: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtr… More info on classes here: http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/2013/02/sig… 1. HBS Style Company & Industry Research 2. What’s up with Dodd-Frank!? 3. Bankruptcy-Reorganization-Insolvency Research 4. Top 5 Tips for Subciting Sanity 5. LinkedIn Lab 6. Finding and Mining SEC docs (EDGAR filings) for Transactional Work 7. Beyond Legal Research 8. Finding Court Records & Briefs 9. Massachusetts Legal Research 10. Beyond Googling – Other Strategies for Researching People 11. Criminal Justice Research 12. Introduction to Federal Legislative History Research 13. PowerPoint Alternatives 14. Introduction to ADR Research 15. Mobile Apps for Law, Research & Fun 16. Powerful, Professional Presentations

HLS Library Research Competition

Announcing the 2013 HLS Library Legal Research Competition! Show off your research skills and win great prizes by entering the HLS Research Competition! Get research questions and policies at http://bit.ly/researchcomp12 or pick up a hard copy of questions at the HLS Library Reference Desk (library fourth floor). All Students who enter will be entered into a raffle to win additional prizes! For more information contact Lisa Junghahn, Research Librarian, at  Ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Legal Research Questions

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several legal research classes on various topics throughout October and November.  These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job.  Signup information for all classes is available here: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtraining#!/month/2012/10

1.      Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work
2.      Getting Started with LinkedIn
3.      Getting Started with Evernote
4.      Finding court records & briefs
5.      Criminal Justice Research Quickie
6.      HBS Style Company & Industry Research
7.      Administrative Law Research
8.      Essential Employer Research: Researching Law Firms, Lawyers and Judges
9.      Apps for Law Students and Lawyers

Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work
Monday, October 22 from 5:00 to 5:30
Location: WCC 4061
Come learn how to find and mine SEC filings to commit acts of good and evil, whether helping take a company public (S-1), co-opting M&A agreements or finding other model forms.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn,  ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Getting Started with LinkedIn
Wednesday October 24th from 12:00 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Are you interested in finding out what LinkedIn has to offer for your job search and networking efforts? This 45 minute session will walk you through the process of getting started with LinkedIn, while highlighting some of the service’s most popular features.
Contact: Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Getting Started with Evernote
Tuesday October 30th from 5:00 to 5:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Evernote is a cloud based service that makes it easy to share notes, documents and images across multiple devices. Combined with the many apps that have been created to enhance it, Evernote is a powerful tool for organizing, using and searching through your research, class notes and personal documents.
Contact: Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Finding court records & briefs
Wednesday October 31 from 12:00 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Are you looking for court documents? This class will introduce you to techniques and resources for finding court documents from appellate briefs to trial transcripts.
Contact: Mindy Kent,  mkent at law.harvard.edu

Criminal Justice Research Quickie
Friday, November 2 from 12:30 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Interested in Criminal Justice? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, videos and other materials.
Contact: Michelle Pearse,  mpearse at law.harvard.edu

HBS Style Company & Industry Research
Friday, November 2 from 3:00 to 3:30
Location: WCC 4062
Come learn how to conduct a company and industry research, including resources for PE and VC deals.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn,  ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Administrative Law Research
Monday, November 5 from 12:15 to 12:45
Location: WCC 4061
Follow the agency rule promulgation process; find and update regulations; find administrative decisions; and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn,  ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Essential Employer Research: Researching Law Firms, Lawyers and Judges
Thursday November 8 from 12:00 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Set yourself apart in your job search. Learn how to mine the Library’s resources for background information about potential employers to help target your applications and prepare you for your interviews.
Contact: Mindy Kent,  mkent at law.harvard.edu. Or Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Apps for Law Students and Lawyers
Wednesday November 14th from 12-12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Come learn about mobile apps that will help you to use your mobile device to research on the go, increase your overall productivity and have fun!
Contact: Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Library Tours for 1Ls

Do you want to know more about the library’s collection? Or, who can answer all your research questions? Or, just where to find free coffee? If so, sign up for a tour of the law library! While these tours are primarily designed to introduce new students to the library, anyone is welcome to come learn more about our collection and recent changes (such as our new scanners!).

Sign up to take a tour with your 1L section or a general tour.

http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtraining#!/month/2012/9

You can narrow your results by clicking on “Category” and then selecting your 1L Section.

Save Time: E-Research Workshop for 1Ls (45 Minutes)

Save time by learning some fast research techniques, whether you need to write a paper or find something for a faculty member.  Learn how to navigate the HLS library catalog and other resources. Location:  Library Computer Lab (2nd Floor)

Sign up here: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtraining#!/month/2012/9
You can narrow your results by clicking on category and then selecting “Hollis/E-resources”

•       Wednesday September 5 at 3:15
•       Wednesday September 5 at 4:00
•       Thursday September 6 at 10:15
•       Friday September 7 at 11:00
•       Monday September 10 at 4:30
•       Tuesday September 11 at 3:30
•       Tuesday September 11 at 4:30
•       Wednesday September 12 at 4:00

Contact: George Taoutlsides,  gtaoultsides at law.harvard.edu

Bloomberg Law Intro & Training

Bloomberg Law is available to all Harvard Law Faculty, Staff and Students and to extend the opportunity to all faculty and staff to obtain a password if you do not already have one.

 

Additionally, there is a lunch training on August 13, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in A524, HLS Library 5th Floor.

 

Sign up here to make sure you get lunch: http://bit.ly/MDOz6N

 

I also want to mention just two of the major features we think you will find very useful. Bloomberg Law makes the federal courts electronic filing system PACER available at no cost to academic users, including the dockets and underlying documents; and those of state courts that have transitioned to e-filing.

 

Contact: Lisa at Ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu.

 

Secondly, BNA manuals, portfolios, daily updates etc.. are now available on Bloomberg Law, including services such as email delivery of BNA reports such as US Law Week and the Daily Labor Report etc.

Legal Research Classes – March and April

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several legal research classes on various topics throughout March and April.  These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job.  Sign up information for all classes is available here:  http://bit.ly/hlsltraining

HBS Style Company & Industry Research – Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 12:30

Administrative Law Research – Tuesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 12:30

International & Comparative Quickie Research – Wednesday, March 28th, 12:15 to 12:45pm

Online sources for legal history – Thursday March 29, 12:30-1

Advanced Legal Research Methods for the Summer Litigator – Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 12:30

Finding court records & briefs – Thursday April 5, 12:30-1

Resources for Publishing in Law Journals – Thursday, April 12, noon-1:00pm and Thursday, April 12, 5:00-6:00pm

Current Awareness – Thursday April 26, 12:15-12:45 and 5:15-5:45

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Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work

 

Tuesday, March 6 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Come learn how to find and mine SEC filings to commit acts of good and evil, whether it’s helping take a company public (S-1) or co-opting M&A agreements.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

Learn to use EndNote Cancelled, will be rescheduled Thursday, March 8th from 12:00 to 12:30pm

Location: Areeda 524    (Library 5th Floor)

Come learn how to use EndNote, a desktop tool that helps organize citations and generate bibliographies.

Contact: Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

 

HBS Style Company & Industry Research

Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Come learn how to conduct a company and industry research, including resources for PE and VC deals.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

Administrative Law Research

Tuesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Follow the agency rule promulgation process; find and update regulations; find administrative decisions; and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

International & Comparative Quickie Research Wednesday, March 28th, 12:15 to 12:45pm

Location: Areeda 524 (Library 5th Floor) Interested in International & Comparative Law? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, and other materials.

Contact: Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

 

Online sources for legal history

Dig into the past and explore some of Harvard’s online sources for historical legal documents and scholarship.

Thursday March 29, 12:30-1

Location: AR524 (5th floor of library)

Contact: Mindy Kent, mkent@law.harvard.edu

 

Advanced Legal Research Methods for the Summer Litigator Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

What will you do when you get that first assignment at your firm? Come relearn time saving legal research methods like using treatises, citators and digests.  Make sure you know how to find the relevant cases, statutes, regulations and commentary.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

Finding court records & briefs

Are you looking for court documents? This class will introduce you to techniques and resources for finding documents from appellate briefs to trial transcripts.

Thursday April 5, 12:30-1

Location: AR524 (5th floor of library)

Contact: Mindy Kent, mkent@law.harvard.edu

 

Resources for Publishing in Law Journals This workshop will be held twice:

Thursday, April 12, noon-1:00pm.

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

and

Thursday, April 12, 5:00-6:00pm

Location:  A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Thinking about trying to publish in a law journal? Many law students have! Join the library in exploring the tools you can use to make the process of submitting an article for publication easier, including:

 

How to identify potential journals and measure their impact/quality

How to use ExpressO and other means to submit your manuscript

How to assess publication agreements and your rights as an author

 

Contact: Michelle Pearse, mpearse@law.harvard.edu

 

Current Awareness

Come learn about resources to keep up with areas of law that interest you over the summer–and beyond! We’ll talk about alerts, blogs, and newsletters.

Thursday April 26, 12:15-12:45 and 5:15-5:45

Location: Areeda 524 (5th floor of library)

Contact: Meg Kribble, mkribble@law.harvard.edu

 

comments:  Legal research classes for last semester were posted today, we wanted the ones for March and April to be posted.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Legal Research Week: September 23 – September 29

Get your legal research on.  Always wanted to know how to find administrative or legislative documents?  Have you ever been stumped when looking for SEC filings or international and comparative materials?  Are you writing a paper and you need to organize your citations?  Or are you completely disorganized and need to learn software to help organize your life?  If you answered “yes” to any of the above then why not take a peek below at one of the eight classes taught during Legal Research Week: Friday September 23 – Thursday September 29.

Sign up here: http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training

Elihu Root reading room-Library

Due to a major construction project involving the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections stack areas, all of HSC’s early manuscripts and books (including the Red Set) will be unavailable to researchers from November 24, 2011 through July 31, 2012, except as follows.

If you wish to visit HSC to consult specific books or early manuscripts during this time period, please email us by Friday, November 11, 2011 and give us the HOLLIS library catalog numbers of the materials you wish to use. We will reserve these materials in our reading room and will not send them offsite with the rest of the collection, and you may consult them by appointment as described below.

Because large portions of our collection will be unavailable to staff as well as researchers, our ability to answer reference questions will be limited. If you do have a question, please emailspecialc@law.harvard.edu and we will do our best to assist you.

During this time, it will still be possible to consult modern manuscripts and portions of the visual materials collection by appointment, Monday – Friday between 10 am and 5 pm. Please arrange an appointment and request all materials two business days in advance of your visit. For more information, consult the webpage “Planning Your Visit,” or email us.

We expect to resume normal operations on August 1, 2012, though circumstances beyond our control may dictate a change in this schedule; announcements will be posted as necessary. We recognize that this process is inconvenient for everyone, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Elihu Root Room change in hours

Effective September 30, 2011, the Library’s Historical & Special Collections reading room, the Elihu Root Room, will be open by appointment only on Fridays. We are making this change to allow HSC staff to prepare library collections for a large physical plant project that will soon be underway.

Researchers who wish to make a Friday appointment should call the Root Room desk (617-495-4550) or email specialc@law.harvard.edu by Thursday at 3 pm. Researchers who wish to consult modern manuscripts should contact the department by Wednesday at 2 pm, so manuscripts can be retrieved from offsite and made available for use on Friday.

Root Room hours will remain 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Thursday. As before, the Root Room will remain closed the third Friday of every month.

If you have questions, please contact HSC at the phone or email address above, and consult our webpage, “Planning Your Visit.” Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.