LIS 597 Winter 2002

Legal Information Sources and Services

Updated Class Schedule

Classes meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. There will be no regular class session on January 17 and March 14.  These hours will be made up through daytime sessions to be scheduled.

January 10:

Introduction to the Course
Introductions and other administrative matters

January 17: (no class meeting)

January 24:

Sources of Law
Legal Citation
Overview of the Canadian Legal System

Law Library Tours with Elizabeth Bruton- UWO Law Library

    Tuesday, January 29th 1-2 pm
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2-3 pm

January 31:

Canadian Legislative and Regulatory process
Canadian Statutes and Regulations
Finding Exercise #1 assigned 

February 7:

Hierarchy of Canadian Courts
Canadian Case Law
Finding Exercise #1 due 
Finding Exercise #2 assigned

February 14:

Canadian Provincial Law
Secondary Sources
Finding Exercise #2 due

February 21: In class Midterm

February 28: (no class)

March 7

Researching United States Law
Researching English Law
Other foreign jurisdictions
Finding exercise #3 assigned
Identify pathfinder topic

March 14: No class

Finding exercise #3 due in FIMS office 4:30 pm - Friday, March 15

March 21:

Government Publications (guest speaker Dr. Kirsti Nilsen)
Issues in Legal Reference Services

March 28:  

International Law
Issues in Law Library Cataloging, Classification and Technical Services
(guest speaker Marianne Welch - UWO Law Library)

April 4: 

Issues in Law Library Management 
(guest speaker John Sadler - UWO Law Library)

April 11:  

Student Presentations

April 18:  

Student Presentations
Written Pathfinder Assignment Due

Other issues to be discussed throughout term:

Electronic Legal Research (LEXIS, QuickLaw, Internet Resources)
Issues in Public Services, Technical Services, Collection Development, and Law Library Management
Academic, Court and Law Firm Libraries
Trends in the Legal Publishing Industry
The Role of the Law Librarian and the Law Library Associations

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