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Principles of Legal Research Fall 2008 Week 1: September 8-12 Cecilia Tellis, Law Librarian Brian Dickson Law Library.

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1 Principles of Legal Research Fall 2008 Week 1: September 8-12 Cecilia Tellis, Law Librarian Brian Dickson Law Library

2 Outline  My brief bio  What I do as a law librarian  Importance of legal research  Introduction to course –Syllabus, course wiki, etc.  Pre-course questionnaire  Lab orientation with Mary Régimbald

3 Who am I?  Law Librarian / Instructor  Part of the “helping professions”  Role at the Brian Dickson Law Library

4 Importance of this course

5 Other ways it can help you  More opportunities for work/credit as a student: –Ottawa Law Review –Law & Technology Journal –Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic –Internships –Pro bono –Legal aid clinic

6 Syllabus  Course content: –A focus on Canadian legal research –Material that won’t be covered in detail Other jurisdictions (U.S., Australia, UK, etc.)

7 Course Wiki

8 Pre-course questionnaire  10 minutes

9 Tell me and I forget Show me and I remember Involve me and I understand -old Chinese proverb

10 Lab orientation  Room 430 in the library  With Mary Régimbald, Online Reference Technician  50 minutes


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