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Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Legal Research Refresher: May 2013

The Law Library will be holding Legal Research Refreshers to help you to prepare for summer employment or your first fulltime job from May 20 through May 23, 2013.

The Refreshers are for Law Students ONLY.

Sign up for any or all sessions via the following form or at the Reference Desk or by email The full schedule of Refreshers is available here.


I would like to register for the following legal research refresher/s:

Class Day Time Location
Monday, May 20
Federal Basic Research
(statutes, regulations, cases)
Mon. 5/20 1:00-2:00pm NY Alcove
Federal Legislative History Mon. 5/20 2:15-3:15pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Tuesday, May 21
New York Basic Research
(statutes, regulations, cases)
Tues. 5/21 1:00-2:00pm NY Alcove
New York Legislative History Tues. 5/21 2:15-3:15pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Wednesday, May 22
BloombergLaw: Introduction
Summer use allowed
Wed. 5/22 12:00-1:00pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Lexis and Westlaw
(segment & field searching)
Wed. 5/22 1:15-2:15pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Shepard's Citations & KeyCite Wed. 5/22 2:30-3:30pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Thursday, May 23
International Law Thurs. 5/23 12:00-1:00pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Free Websites for Legal Research Thurs. 5/23 1:15-2:15pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Secondary Sources
(ALR, Current Awareness Services, journal indexes, HeinOnline)
Thurs. 5/23 2:30-3:30pm Electronic Classroom 630A
Individual or Group sessions

To schedule individual or group sessions,
contact Marcia Zubrow at 645-2160 or

To be arranged To be arranged To be arranged


You may also wish to explore our self-help methods for learning effective legal research and our legal bibliographies (LibGuides).

The Reference Librarians are available throughout the summer and can be reached at 716-645-2047 or

Any questions about the Refreshers, please call Marcia Zubrow at 645-2160 (or email or the Reference Desk 645-2047.