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Newsletter of the Law Library

By Jump Start Returns and Keith Buckley

Abstract

The extremely popular "Jump Start " research program will return to the Law Library this spring. The program, designed by the Reference librarians, will again work towards preparing law students for summer clerkships and the first year of practice. In addition to sessions on traditional legal research, there will also be sessions dealing specifically with the Internet applications. During last year’s sessions, a number of students learned the necessary research skills for dealing with materials such as legislative history, administrative law and the regulatory process, and computer-assisted legal research. Designed to address students ’ individual needs and prospective practice goals, the "Jump Start " classes are informal, small-group, research refresher and information sessions. The research sessions will begin meeting in the Reference Conference Room during the first two weeks in April, while the Internet sessions will meet in the Computer Center. Students will be able to sign up for both types of sessions in the Reference Office during the first week after spring break. Notice of the "Jump Start " sessions will be posted around the Law School. Following the formula established in previous years, each of the "Jump Start " sessions will begin with a brief review of the basic legal resources so that every student has a complete grasp of the legal research process. The librarians will also provide information about more specialized types of reference books, including practice aids and form books, which are not covered in the First Year Writing and Research classes. The "Jump Start&quot

Year: 1999
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