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.
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.
Instructor MARGARET CLARK
Learn how to expand your research from one good case to find other relevant resources. This workshop is great for those students writing an open memo or students who will be working as a law clerk and want to learn efficient case law research techniques.
Instructor BARBARA KAPLAN
As an attorney, you’ll often want to find information about prospective clients. In litigation, you’ll need to investigate opposing parties and their counsel, experts and other witnesses, and to learn about the judges before whom you are or might be appearing. In a transactional practice, you’ll need to perform due diligence. Learn how you can find and use court dockets and the pleadings, jury instructions, judicial opinions and orders, and other materials they contain to complete these tasks.
Instructor KAT KLEPFER
Needing forms, rules, or checklists? Drafting contracts? All of these and more will be covered in this workshop on Transactional Law Research. Learn how these resources on the practical application of law can help you both now and as an attorney.
Instructor JON LUTZ
Myers-Briggs psychological types suggest that people use different approaches in the process of agreement communications. Understanding your personality type will make you aware of your behavioral strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator and client advocate.
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.
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!
Instructor MARGARET CLARK
Start any research of Florida law by consulting secondary authorities. By making good use of secondary sources, you lower the risk of missing important primary authorities and increase your efficiency by not looking for information that has already been compiled. Learn about these time-saving, principle secondary sources you are likely to use in the practice of Florida law.
Instructor AMY LIPFORD
Attend this workshop to get a better understanding of how and when to use free or low-cost resources for your job or internship.
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