Real World Research is a program of 45-minute classes on specialized topics of research presented by the Law Library throughout the academic year. The program focuses on areas of research inquiry that often come up in the "real world" outside of the classroom that might not be covered in your regular coursework.

Fall 2010 Schedule

September 15California legislative history research

Reference Librarian Ramona Martinez will explain how to gather primary and secondary resources to divine legislators' intent in drafting California laws. Learn what constitutes a "legislative history" and how to find these elusive documents.

Location: 244 Boalt
Time: 12:50pm - 1:30pm

September 29Federal Legislative History

Find out how to track federal legislation as it makes its way through Congress and how to find reports, hearings and other congressional documents prepared along the way. You may never know exactly why Congress used that particular word but you will learn how to find all the sources where you would look for the answer to that ever-elusive question.

Resources: powerpoint slides

Location: 244 Boalt
Time: 12:50pm - 1:30pm

October 20Election resources on campus and online

Frustrated by all the punditry, talk show blather and campaign ads? Do your own independent research into the issues this election season. Julie LeFevre, Digital Services Librarian at the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) library here on campus, will explain what resources are available at IGS and beyond regarding both national and local issues.

Resources

Location: 244 Boalt
Time: 12:50pm - 1:30pm