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Research Center Workshops: Registration

   

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

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SEPT 7   WESTLAW REFRESHER

Instructor BARBARA KAPLAN

See how using parentheses, proximity terms, and wildcard operators in creating search queries can put you in control of your Westlaw searches -- not the other way around. 


SEPT 14  THE PSYCHOLOGY OF NEGOTIATION

Instructor JON LUTZ

For once, it is personal. Myers-Briggs psychological types suggest that our personality plays a large part in our approach to agreement communications. Learn how to understand your personality type and assess your behavioral strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator.  


SEPT 21 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 28  OUTSIDE THE LAW

Instructor PAT BINGHAM-HARPER

Whether it's philosophy or biology, at some point, you are going to need to research topics outside of traditional law sources.  This workshop will review how to search diverse subjects at FSU and beyond, and show you the best ways to navigate these unfamiliar territories. 


 

OCT 5  LEXIS ADVANCE REFRESHER

Instructor BARBARA KAPLAN

See how using parentheses, proximity terms, and wildcard operators in creating search queries can put you in control of your Lexis Advance searches -- not the other way around. 


 

OCT 19   DISCOVER E-DISCOVERY

Instructor MARY McCORMICK

Did you know that data stored electronically may be subject to production under federal or Florida e-discovery rules? In this 30 minute workshop, you will discover the basics of identifying, preserving, collecting, processing, reviewing, and producing information in an electronic format.     


 

OCT 26  DIGGING UP DIRT WITH FACTUAL RESEARCH

Instructor KATIE CRANDALL

As attorneys, we are sometimes compelled to channel our inner Sherlock Holmes.  Learn how to validate or discredit an individual by using various techniques and resources.  Track down facts and information about companies and organizations with the click of a button. After this workshop you will be exclaiming "It's elementary my dear Watson!"


 

NOV 2   THE MORE YOU KNOW:  FOIA REQUESTS

Instructor MARY McCORMICK

Information, whether you seek it or have it, is vital to attorneys. In this workshop you will learn of government standards used to disclose or withhold documents as well as useful guidelines/procedures for requesting federal records.


 

NOV 9  COST-EFFECTIVE LEGAL RESEARCH

Instructor AMY LIPFORD

Legal research is an important and unavoidable aspect of the practice of law.  What can be avoided? The commercial costs! This workshop will give you a better understanding how and when to use free or low-cost resources for your job or internship.


 

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