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 2009 Schedule

September 30Beyond the JD: Advanced Research Strategies

You came to UC Berkeley because it's a world-renowned research institution. Find out how to take full advantage of the myriad research resources available to you while you're a student here — from the 30 on-campus libraries to the many online subscription journals and databases.

Resources: powerpoint slides

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

October 7Business Research

Gary Peete, former head of reference at the Haas business school library, will explain how to research company and industry information. Find SEC filings, industry profiles, business news, and much more.

Resources: Research Guide, Handout

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

October 21Using Data for Legal Research

Harrison Dekker, librarian at the Doe Library Data Lab, will introduce you to the growing collection of electronic data files and analytical software available through his unit of the library. He will also explain how to find other online sources of statistics and other types of data.

Resources: Slides, Datalab website

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

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