|3:00-3:10||Opening Speaker: David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Director, Program on the Legal Profession, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession||WCC 1019|
|3:10-3:40||Tackling that Baffling New Assignment: Michael Beauvais, Partner, Ropes & Gray, Boston Office||WCC 1019|
|3:50-4:20||Transactional Lawyering Skills: Carli Spina, Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian||WCC 1019|
|Policy Research: Mindy Kent, Research Services Manager, & Meg Kribble, Research Librarian and Outreach Coordinator||WCC 1015|
|Introduction to Federal Legislative History Research: George Taoultsides, Research Librarian and Student Services Coordinator||WCC 1010|
|4:30-5:00||Legal Research Strategy: Aslihan Bulut, Program Coordinator and Librarian for International, Foreign and Comparative Law & Michelle Pearse, Senior Research Librarian||WCC 1019|
|Administrative Law Research: Lisa Junghahn, Research Librarian and Business and Corporate Law Specialist||WCC 1015|
|ADR Workshop: Research Methods for Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration: Jennifer Allison, Librarian for Foreign, Comparative, and International Law||WCC 1010|
Tackling that Baffling New Assignment
Michael Beauvais, Partner, Ropes & Gray, Boston Office
The red light on your phone is on. A jumbled one minute voice mail from a senior attorney calling in during a break in the trial or board meeting. The choppy message is loaded with unfamiliar jargon, foreign names and novel concepts. Guidance on how to approach the assignment is virtually nil. How should an enterprising law clerk identify and fill in the missing information? Clarify the jargon and ambiguities? Resourcefully gather necessary facts? Identify the right people or team to work with? Formulate a confident but flexible action plan with the clock ticking? Senior attorneys from the public and private sectors will take turns sharing some pointers on what would truly impress.
Transactional Lawyering Skills
Carli Spina, Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian
Legal research - it's not just for litigators! Learn about key sources that will make you shine as a transactional lawyer. We'll look at checklists, data sources, tips for drafting and more as we focus on transactional work in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities and related areas.
Melinda Kent, Research Services Manager
Meg Kribble, Research Librarian and Outreach Coordinator
Whether you’re spending your summer at a think tank, an agency, or an advocacy group, you’ll need research skills that take you beyond the case law and legislation. This class will explore sources for articles, reports, and data to support your public policy research.
Introduction to Federal Legislative History Research
George Taoultsides, Research Librarian and Student Services Coordinator
Learn about the best online and print resources that will help you find legislative documents and help you compile federal legislative histories.
Legal Research Strategy
Aslihan Bulut, Program Coordinator and Librarian for International, Foreign and Comparative Law
Michelle Pearse, Senior Research Librarian
Super-power your research strategies and skills from the moment you get the research assignment to planning, tracking, and updating your research results. Tips on project intake, researching an unfamiliar area of law, planning your time, keeping a research log, keeping your research current and maintaining current-awareness of your subject area, and, of course, knowing when to stop researching
Administrative Law Research
Lisa Junghahn, Research Librarian and Business and Corporate Law Specialist
Lawyers make money from administrative law by advocating for clients during rule-making and by helping clients remain compliant with regulations once they take force. Whatever your industry, if it’s heavily regulated, then come learn how to find and keep updated on the law.
ADR Workshop: Research Methods for Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration
Jennifer Allison, Librarian for Foreign, Comparative, and International Law
Arbitration? Mediation? Negotiation? Legal disputes are not only resolved in court. Join us for a brief introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) concepts and research.