Excited about your summer placement?  Worried about the kind of work you will be asked to do?  Well, the library has just the program for you!  Beginning Monday, March 27th when all 1Ls and 2Ls log in to Blackboard they will see a new Board – Prepare to Practice 2023.  Prepare to Practice is a series of eleven video lectures designed to either give an more detailed explanation of some area of research covered in Legal Research or topics not covered in basic research classes.

  • Going to a NGO or other non-profit organization this summer?  Check out Sylvia Yanes’ lecture on Public Policy & Non-Profit Research.
  • Interested in learning about free or low-cost legal search engines?  Then listen as Molly Lentz-Meyer takes you Beyond Lexis and Westlaw.
  • Working in Virginia this summer?  Joyce Manna Janto will assure you that Virginia is for Lawyers as she guides you through the intricacies of Virginia legal research.
  • Or perhaps you will be interested in learning how to update a legal document by watching Sam Cabo as she outlines How to Update the Law.
  • Worried that Westlaw Precision will throw you for a loop or that your Lexis searching skills are a bit rusty?  Then you can view a research refresher video from these services.
  • Concerned that a summer project might start with a blank document and limited guidance?  Check out the overview of Practical Law, Practical Guidance and forms collections from Roger Skalbeck

These videos will be available all summer long so feel free to come back to them as your summer placement unfolds.

Another thing to consider is that viewing at two of these videos is a requirement for the Summer Public Service Stipend.



Prepare to Practice: Research Tips and Tricks to Make Your Summer Easier

Post navigation