Category Archives: Legal Research Center

Oct 27
12:54 PM

Metadata: What you don’t know can hurt you!

MetadataLRC Legal Tech Talk Series Episode 5: Metadata
Courts and state bars across the country are weighing in on an attorney’s professional responsibility to understand and appropriately handle metadata in e-discovery and professional communications. Come find out what you need to know about metadata, the professional ethics involved, and how to avoid transmitting privileged metadata:
Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014
12–12:50pm in WH 2A
Food provided! [JML]

Apr 16
9:00 AM
Aug 14
5:42 PM

Our Summer Project: Flipping the Classroom

The LRC librarians were hard at work all summer on a number of projects, but my favorite summer project was "flipping our classroom." Looking to recent trends in education (most famously embodied in the Khan Academy), we decided flip our legal research class. We recorded lecture material for students to view prior to class, freeing up class time for interactive, practical exercises. It made class time more fun for the students and instructors and gave students a chance to practice their legal research skills while we were there to guide them and answer questions.

LRC reference librarians Anna Russell and Jane Larrington had the honor of presenting our work at two national conferences. In June, we presented “Technology that Counts: Tools that Improve the Quality of Legal Research Instruction” at the 2012 CALI Conference. The presentation chronicles the process of developing the lecture recordings.  Video  Slides

In July, Anna and Jane again presented the project in the form of a poster session at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. MiniPoster [JML]

Oct 6
12:00 PM
May 13
2:59 PM
Aug 31
9:06 PM

LRC Brown Bag Series – Research 101

Over the next few weeks, the LRC librarians will be offering a series of brown bag sessions designed to get you up to speed on legal research. We'll introduce you to secondary sources, case law, statutory law, and administrative law.

Our first session is:

Session #1: Secondary Sources
Thursday, Sept. 16th
12:00pm-12:50pm -or- 4:30pm-5:20pm
LRC Room 132  

This session will cover: 
* Legal encyclopedias, annotations, legal periodicals, treatises, and practice guides
* California and Federal materials
* Print, Westlaw, and Lexis 

Bring your lunch — we'll bring cookies!

Watch here for announcements about future sessions.