Georgetown Law Library now has a Frequently Asked Questions page to provide insight into some of our most asked questions at the library. Need to know how to renew a book or start a legislative history? Check out our FAQs – we’ll get you started.
As always, feel free to chat with a librarian during regular reference hours, but if you have a question at 2 am, we hope our FAQs will get you started!
For students heading to a job in a law firm this summer, use this semester to learn about law firm management and the legal profession. The library’s research guide identifies the top blogs and websites to follow to learn about how the law firm works.
You can also use the Law.com subscription to read the top news about lawyers and the profession. The ALM Intelligence tab provides insights into the challenges facing the legal profession at the current time.
It’s the little things that will make you stand out this summer, so becoming conversant in the profession is a great way to start!
GoinGlobal has released a new interface! In addition to being a great place to start your job search, GoinGlobal features city and country guides to help those relocating to learn about the new environment.
The unique H1B search allows users to identify employers seeking to hire international professionals with your specific skills.
Georgetown Law students and alumni have full access to this resource. If you set up an account while you are on campus, you will be able to access GoinGlobal world wide for the next six months.
Congressional Research Service recently released a new report on Women in Congress from 1917 to the present. It includes biographical information, as well as committee assignments and listings by state and Congress.
This HeinOnline collection brings together, for the first time, all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
Additionally, hundreds of texts, addresses, hymns and convention proceedings are included in this comprehensive collection. UNC Press features 50 full-color, current titles on slavery in this collection as well.
Researchers can search the full text of all documents included in the collection, or search for a specific title using the Advanced Search page.
For further information, refer to the quick guide prepared by HeinOnline.
Study aids can clarify confusing concepts and even provide practice questions for your review. A variety of study aids are available and the best one to use depends on your course and individual study habits. Most of these books can be found in the Williams Reading Room Reserve, with older editions in the stacks available for checkout.
• Examples & Explanations (practice questions and answers)
• Nutshells (a broad overview of a subject)
• Hornbooks (in-depth treatment with extensive citations)
• Understanding Series (“concise, yet comprehensive”)
• Concepts and Insights (provides a basic theoretical foundation)
• Turning Point (a broad overview similar to Nutshells)
CALI lessons are another useful exam review option. Over 800 interactive lessons prepared by law professors and librarians cover over 30 practice areas of law. Georgetown students can register for immediate online access.
Good luck with your studies!
While most students thinks they can find any legal document on Lexis or Westlaw, we have a specialized database for Congressional material, called ProQuest Congressional. Whether you are looking for a House Report from the 1930s or a legislative history for a 1960 law, you will find it on ProQuest Congressional.
Be sure to make use of the Search by Number feature if you have the complete citation to a report or congressional publication. It’s the easiest way to retrieve the single document you are looking for.
We have tutorials on finding a bill, reports or legislative histories on ProQuest Congressional and the reference librarians will be glad to assist you with this wonderful resource.
All you need to know about getting started at the Georgetown Law Library is summarized here. Don’t hesitate to ask a reference librarian if you have any questions. We’re wearing an Ask Me button and available at the Reference Desk, via chat, email or phone.
According to 36 U.S.C. 118, August 19 is designated as National Aviation Day. First recognized in 1939 by Franklin D. Roosevelt on the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday, it was codified in Title 36 with other days of patriotic and national observance. You can see resources about Aviation Law on the library’s Aviation Law Research Guide.
Feel free to ask a librarian if you have any questions about the resources.
The library now offers Law.com to all members of the Georgetown Law community. Law.com features legal news and analysis from the American Lawyer and National Law Journal, including the infamous rankings of the legal industry, the AmLaw 100 and the NLJ250. ALM Intelligence provides industry analysis such as best law firms to work for, best places for lawyers to live and more.
Law.com is a valuable site for anyone investigating the legal industry and law firms in general. Check it out!