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RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOPS

All law students are welcome to attend workshops which usually meet on Wednesdays, at 12:30PM in Room L315.  We encourage everyone to register beforehand so enough lunch is available for all attendees.

   
FLORIDA GUIDES

The following research guides contain helpful resources including databases, websites, and print materials related to Florida legal research. For a complete list of all research guides, click here

 

JAN 18   POWER SEARCHING

Instructor MARGARET CLARK

Being an effective and efficient researcher are two of the most marketable skills you can have as a student.  Let us help you become a powerhouse researcher with pointers on identifying relevant search terms, how to use connectors and information on constructing successful searches.   


JAN 25  DON'T MESS WITH YOUR FUTURE: ACTS OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Instructor BARBARA KAPLAN

Students are required to comply with FSU's Honor Code, but how many actually really understand it? In this session, we'll review and amplify the section on "Acts of Academic Dishonesty." Learn how your obligations under the Code relate to professional and ethical responsibilities to which you'll be bound as a practicing attorney.   


FEB 1  FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Instructor KATIE MILLER

Have you ever wondered where a law comes from? Then look no further than its legislative history. From staff analysis to committee reports, these important government documents comprise a statute's process through the Florida legislature and you will learn how to find them all!   


 

FEB 8  RESOURCES FOR STAYING CURRENT

Instructor MARGARET CLARK

You've received an interview for a clerkship and want to know what the judge's most recent opinions were? You're following a case and want to know if the Supreme Court has granted certiorari? This presentation will identify specialized tools for keeping up with new developments and staying current in one's area of specialization.  


 

FEB 15  THE ART OF PRESENCE

Instructor PAT BINGHAM-HARPER

Heading off to an interview, or presenting a job talk? Need a confidence boost? Stage presence comes naturally to some people, but many of us could use a couple of nudges in the right direction. See how vocal variety, body language and storytelling are skills that can help you walk into a room with confidence, stand in front of a group, and interview like a pro!  


 

FEB 22   MIND YOUR BUSINESS

Instructor AMY LIPFORD

Need to perform Florida company research or learn about free and paid resources? Want to excel at your summer job? Then this workshop is for you! Learn about important skills for researching businesses in Florida. Hot topics will include: public/private company research, respected business treatises, and popular databases.   


 

MAR 1  FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE LAW RESEARCH

Instructor KATIE MILLER

Don't let administrative law get you down. Learn how to track proposed rules to their organization and codification as this workshop focuses on administrative rulemaking in Florida. 


 

MAR 8   LEARN HOW TO USE FALR & DOAH: THAT'S AN ORDER

Instructor MARY McCORMICK

Finding administrative rulings can sometimes feel like you are playing a game of hid-and-seek. In just 30 minutes, lose the frustration and learn how to find Florida administrative rulings and orders. 


 

MAR 22  SUMMER IN THE CITY

Instructor AMY LIPFORD

Working over the summer and confused about what resources you can use? Want to find cost-effective substitutes for research materials you need? Attend this workshop to get a better understanding of how and when to use resources for your summer job or internship. 


 

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