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.

Spring Schedule 2008

February 27Are Secondary Sources Merely Second Rate?: Legal Encyclopedias, ALR, and Restatements (PowerPoint)

Boalt Reference Librarians Dean Rowan and Teresa Stanton will explain how to use secondary resources as a launching-off point for your research. Stop reinventing the wheel! Learn how to find what research has already been done.

Location: Room 115
Time: 12:45pm - 1:30pm

March 5Using Statutes and Annotated Codes (PowerPoint)

Boalt Reference Librarians Dean Rowan and Teresa Stanton return to explain the many useful nuggets you will find in the annotations to code sections. Legislative history, law review articles, cases and more.

Location: Room 145
Time: 12:45pm - 1:30pm

April 16Using California Practice Materials (MS Word)

Nixon Peabody head librarian, Linda Spath, will introduce the many practice materials you will find so helpful in a law firm library. Donít go it alone in your first firm job. Tap into the wealth of knowledge available in the library Ė both in print and online.

Location: Room 145
Time: 12:45pm - 1:30pm

April 23Using CEBís OnLaw Database for California Legal Research (pdf)

Representatives from the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) will demonstrate the OnLaw database which enables you to search over 100 California practice material titles in one place. Be productive from the very first day in your summer job.

Location: Room 145
Time: 12:45pm - 1:30pm