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Brown Bag Series this semester

The Brown Bag Series of the Spring 2010 begins this week. This is the best way to refresh one's legal research skill in special areas. Below is the time, place, presenters, and our offering for this semester. We offer two sessions for each topic, so students can choose the most suitable time to attend:

Location: 4 BLB

Time: 12:00-12:45 p.m.

2/2, Tuesday and 2/3, Wednesday
Researching Texas Legislative History
Presented by Dan Baker

2/9, Tuesday and 2/10, Wednesday
Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw
Presented by Chris Dykes

2/16, Tuesday and 2/17, Wednesday
Health Law Research and Resources
Presented by Saskia Mehlhorn

2/23, Tuesday and 2/24, Wednesday
Researching Oil and Gas Law
Presented by Lauren Schroeder

3/2, Tuesday and 3/3, Wednesday
Researching Texas Administrative Law
Presented by Mon Yin Lung

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