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Legal Research Instruction Program, Suffolk University Law Library, Boston, MA

Once again, the Law Librarians of New England are offering a six week Legal Research Instruction Program taught by professional librarians from law school and law firms in and around Boston.  It is a great opportunity to learn legal research - and also a great opportunity to meet practicing law librarians in the Boston area. 


The program is six weeks of hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of legal research, including:

  • Overview of the US legal system
  • Introduction to legal research methods, including using secondary sources
  • The role of case law, the courts and case finding tools, such as digests
  • The organization of statutes and conducting a legislative history
  • Finding regulations and geting an understanding generally of administrative law
  • Finding transactional law documents
  • Finding information about businesses and people
  • Putting everything together with legal research strategy


The course will run six weeks, starting on March 27th - the classes are held at Suffolk University law School on Tremont Street, conveniently located at the Park Street Station. 


The registration fee is $150. 


To register, go to


Please email Brian Flaherty,, or phone him: 617-353-1106, with any questions about the program. 


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