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Research Recess Presentations

During the 2019 Spring Semester, the O'Quinn Law Library Reference librarians and the Lawyering Skills and Strategies (LSS) legal writing fellows will offer a series of lunchtime and evening presentations on legal research and writing topics. Presentations will be given at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays from February 12 through April 18.

1. Understanding the Texas Legal Structure 
Presented by Chris Dykes, Head of Public Services
Tuesday, February 12, 12:00-12:45 (room 1 BLB)
Wednesday, February 13, 5:00-5:45 (room 111 TU2)
    2. Greenbook Citation and Advanced Bluebooking
    Presented by LSS Legal Writing Fellows
    Tuesday, February 19, 12:00-12:45 (room 109 BLB)
    Wednesday, February 20, 5:00-5:45 (room 109 BLB)

    3. Resources for Texas Legal Practice
    Presented by Katy Badeaux, Head of Faculty Services
    Tuesday, February 25, 12:00-12:45 (1 BLB)
    Wednesday, February 26, 5:00-5:45 (111 TU2)

    4. Researching Texas Statutes and Administrative Regulations
     Presented by Emily Lawson, Associate Director, O'Quinn Law Library
    Tuesday, March 5, 12:00-12:45 (1 BLB)
    Wednesday, March 6, 5:00-5:45 (111 TU2)

    5. Texas E-Filing, Forms, and Drafting
    Presented by Elizabeth Bolles and Joesph Lawson, Harris County Law Library
    Tuesday, March 19, 12:00-12:45 (1 BLB)
    Wednesday, March 20, 5:00-5:45 (111 TU2)

    6. Legal Writing beyond the First Year
    Presented by LSS Legal Writing Fellows
    Tuesday, March 26, 12:00-12:45 (4 BLB)
    & 5:00-5:45 (109 BLB)

    7. Legal Research beyond the First Year
     Presented by LSS Legal Writing Fellows
    Tuesday, April 18, 12:00-12:45 (room 109 BLB)
    & 5:00-5:45 (109 BLB)

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