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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

 

SEPT 13   LOCATING LITIGATION DOCUMENTS

Instructor MARY McCORMICK

Do you need to background prospective clients, opposing parties, judges, attorneys or witnesses or conduct due diligence? Do you need to find out who is suing whom and who is representing whom? Find sample pleadings and other court documents?  Learn how to find pleadings, motions, briefs, court dockets, jury instructions, jury awards, settlements and other important litigation documents.  


SEPT 20   "ONE GOOD CASE" RESEARCH STRATEGY

Instructor KATIE MILLER

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.    


SEPT 27  FAKE NEWS

Instructor JON LUTZ

The easy availability of information sometimes makes it hard to discriminate false information from that which is more factual or evidenced based.  This workshop will teach you how to sort through what’s fake and what’s not. 


 

OCT 4   WHAT DO LAWYERS DO ALL DAY?

Instructor BARBARA KAPLAN

Interested in a particular area of practice? Have no idea what area(s) of practice might be interesting?   Learn how newsletters and updates highlight current issues and trends in different areas and how knowing what’s “hot” can give you an edge when you’re interviewing and networking.  


 

OCT 11  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.


 

OCT 18  POSTPONED. See Nov. 8th below. 


OCT 25   DIGGING UP DIRT

Instructor KATIE CRANDALL

As attorneys, we are sometimes compelled to channel our inner Sherlock Holmes. Learn how to validate or discredit an individual without being duped 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 1   TRIAL PRACTICE RESEARCH

Instructor KAT KLEPFER

Preparing for trial can be a formidable process.  This workshop will introduce you to the most relevant resources and practice guides that will help you in preparing discovery, evidence, witness examination as well as opening and closing arguments.  


 

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

Instructor MARY McCORMICK

Finding admininstrative 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. 

 

 

 

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