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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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