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Do you have the legal research skills you need to start work?

Each semester UNC law librarians host a series of lunchtime classes to help students hone their legal research skills as they prepare for internships, extra-curricular work, and jobs. These sessions focus on practical research skills that law students will need on their first day of work at a firm, court, government agency, in-house, or elsewhere.

The Spring 2017 Prep for Practice sessions will include:

Using Dockets in Practice

(Wednesday, January 25, 2017)

Make sure you are prepared to find briefs, motions, complaints, and the many other documents located in a case docket. Learn where to find these document online and how to search for them efficiently on Bloomberg Law.

Is it Good Law? Using Citators

(Wednesday, February 8, 2017)

Shepard’s, KeyCite, and BCite are important tools for any legal practitioner. Learn everything you’ve been wanting to know about citators and making a “good law” determination.

Transactional Drafting Tools

(Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

Checklists, templates, and forms are some of the many tools available to you when you are conducting transactional work. Learn about these tools, where to find them, and how to incorporate them into your research.

Trial Preparation Resources

(Wednesday, March 8, 2017)

Preparing for trial isn’t all cases and statutes. Learn about the range of manuals, form books, and reporters available to help with researching motions, discovery, jury instructions and more.

All sessions are held from 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. in Room 3031.

Register for sessions at We look forward to seeing you throughout the Spring semester! Please contact the Reference Desk with any questions.

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