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RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOPS

All law students are welcome to attend workshops. All workshops meet at 12:30PM in Room L315, except for Operation Writing Lockdown which will take place in Room 210. Register below.

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Research Guides

The following research guides contain helpful resources including databases, websites, and print materials related to Florida legal research.

For a list of all research guides compiled for FSU law students, click here

REGISTER for Fall 2015 Research Workshops Below!

SEPT 2   BEING SOCIALLY SOUND

Instructor Katie Crandall

Social media is as much a part of your daily life as is your morning cup of coffee. With the ever changing role of social media in employment, learn the do’s and don’ts of posting online to help successfully market yourself to potential employers.


SEPT 9   POWER SEARCHING

Instructor Margaret Clark

How sure are you that you are getting everything your boss or professor wants? Are you willing to bet your job on it? 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 in just 30 minutes with pointers on identifying relevant search terms, how to use those pesky connectors, and information on constructing successful searches. 


SEPT 16  GET ZONED IN LOCAL LAWS

Instructor Katie Miller

You might know that municipal laws govern a lot of everyday things like pets, parking, and curfews. But did you know that they often aren’t available on Westlaw or Lexis? Discover where you can research these city and county ordinances for free!


SEPT 23  FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE LAWS

Instructor Mary McCormick

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.


SEPT 30  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. to research public and private companies in Florida as well frequently used business resources including treatises and databases.  


OCT 6   WHAT YOU DO NOW AFFECTS YOUR FUTURE LEGAL CAREER: 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 Honor Code relate to professional and ethical responsibilities to which you’ll be bound as a practicing attorney.


OCT 7   DOUBLE  FEATURE: BLUEBOOKING & FOOTNOTING

Instructors Katie Miller & Jon Lutz

In just one workshop you will: 1) master citations for your paper or law review note with an update on the Bluebook changes between the 19th and 20th editions and 2) learn to use Microsoft Word features to make your footnotes stand out!


OCT 8  ZOTERO

Instructor Jon Lutz

Need to keep track of references for your paper’s bibliography? Save yourself time and stress by learning about this magical management tool for collecting, organizing and analyzing citations and sources.


OCT 9   OPERATION WRITING LOCKDOWN

Instructor Jon Lutz, Room 210

Have a looming writing assignment? Are you plagued with procrastination? Join us for a distraction-free afternoon that is proven to be effective in increasing writing productivity and will leave you feeling accomplished (without you having to sacrifice your weekend).


OCT 14  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 hide-and-seek. In just 30 minutes, lose the frustration and learn how to find Florida administrative rulings and orders.  


OCT 21  IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME: CONDUCTING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

Instructor Pat Bingham-Harper

Whether it’s philosophy or biology, at some point you are going to have to do research outside of “traditional law” topics. This workshop will review the various interdisciplinary databases you have access to as a student and will teach you the best way to navigate these unfamiliar territories.

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