LC Webinars on Legal Research – US Case Law and Comparative Law

beSpacific 2020-02-20

Via Emily Carr – “The Law Library of Congress will be offering the following webinars in the next three weeks.  Please join us!

    • Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Case Law, Thursday, February 20, 2020 – The Orientation to Legal Research Series of webinars reflect the content in the in-person series of classes, and are designed to give a basic introduction to legal sources and research techniques. These orientations, taught by legal reference librarians, are typically offered once a month on a rotating basis, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.
  • Comparative Law Webinar Series – The Comparative Law Webinar Series of classes is designed to shed light on some of the comparative law issues researched by the foreign law experts at the Law Library of Congress.
  • What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Israeli National Election. February 27, 2020 at 10am – This entry in the series will address general principles of the Israeli government system, rules governing national election, the method of distribution of Knesset seats, government formation procedures, prime-ministerial qualifications and term limits, and the legal implications of a Knesset Member’s indictment on presidential discretion in assignment of government formation. Topics may be adjusted as warranted to address ongoing developments.
  • Profiling International Organizations: IMF, World Bank, and WTO March 5, 2020 at 2pm – This entry in the series discusses the organizations commonly known as the “Bretton Woods institutions,” which underpin the international system of economic governance, covering trade, finance, and development funding. In this webinar, “Profiling International Organizations: IMF, World Bank, and WTO,” Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley and Legal Research Analyst Elizabeth Boomer will provide insight into the history, structure, key functions, and current developments at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).”