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 2012 Schedule

January 18, 2012Getting a law enacted — a real world example

Enid Camps, California Deputy Attorney General, will explain how a bill morphed into a proposition which expanded California's DNA Database and Data Bank Program. Learn how law-making really happens. This is one not to miss!

Resources: Prop 69 resources
Contact: Enid Camps

Location: 141 Boalt
Time: 12:45pm - 1:30pm

Date: March 7, 2012The Practising Attorney: Approaches to California Legal Research

Be sure to bring your laptop for this interactive session. Linda Spath, Nixon Peabody California Librarian, will work through two typical research questions to demonstrate the use of secondary materials and case law research in a California-specific context.

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

Date: April 3, 2012Summer associate research strategies

Kathy Skinner, Firmwide Information Resources Manager at MoFo, San Francisco, will field your questions and will talk about how to make the most of your summer associate experience. Possible topics include:

  • How to work effectively on research projects with law firm librarians and vendor trainers
  • Tips for getting the assignment from the assigning attorney and ongoing communication regarding the research request
  • Effective time management
  • Cost considerations when using online databases that are billed to clients

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