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JFK Legal Research Services

Live Workshop Sessions

JFK students have multiple opportunities to attend live virtual workshops. These sessions are interactive and provide opportunities to learn from peers and ask questions. 

Current Workshops

Join Law Librarian Jamie Diermier for an informative, interactive skills-building workshop that will review legal research strategies, databases, and specific legal materials and resources you’ll need to succeed in the JD program. Come prepared to share your questions and learn from Jamie and your fellow peers. Attend as often as you like!

Connect to the Library Events page to register for this workshop. 

Join law librarian Jamie Diermier for a hands-on, interactive workshop where you will gain first-hand experience conducting legal research. This workshop goes a step above the 101 workshop offering. This legal research "learning lab" is designed to allow multiple, simultaneous screenshare for each participant, therefore each session will be limited to 5 students or less to allow for individual attention. 

There will be hypos (fact patterns, or hypothetical legal issues) presented at the beginning of the workshop, and each participant will go into their own Westlaw and Lexis portal and learn where legal resources are and how to approach a legal research issue from start to finish. Participant screensharing is highly encouraged - please come prepared!

Connect to the listing to register


ASC/NCU Library Law School Orientation

Join the ASC and the NCU Library for a joint orientation on services offered to JFK College of Law students. Follow this link to reserve your seat in this session: Click here for assistance with scheduling. 

Upcoming Orientation Dates


  • 3rd Sunday: January 17, 2021


  • 1st Thursday: February 4, 2021
  • 3rd Sunday: February 21, 2021




Join Librarian Jamie Diermier for live help with your JD Textbooks. These sessions are optional and drop in. Please see attached textbook guides below, which will be the basis of these sessions. 

First week of classes – Drop-In Zoom sessions held 1 hour prior to 6 pm classes (Pacific Time).

Monday 1/11, from 5-6 PM PST “textbook office hours” for Monday classes

LAW 115B: Contracts

Law 214B: Civil Procedure

Law 420: Remedies

Tuesday 1/12 from 5-6 PM PST “textbook office hours” for the following Tuesday classes:

LAW 117: Legal Methods

LAW 125: Legal Research & Writing

LAW 313: Community Property

LAW 628: Housing Clinic

LAW 614: Bankruptcy Law

Wednesday 1/13 from 5-6 PM PST:  “textbook office hours” for the following Wednesday classes:

LAW 120: Criminal Law

LAW 212B: Real Property

LAW 318: Criminal Procedure

Thursday 1/14 from 5-6 PM PST: “textbook office hours” for the following Thursday classes:

LAW 112: Torts

LAW 216B Evidence

LAW 652 Immigration (no textbook, but students will need to make sure Westlaw and Lexis accounts are established)

LAW 320: Constitutional Law

Friday, Jan 15th: 2-4 PM PST – Any Remaining Classes / Troubleshooting:



JFK Legal Research Training Consultation service provides one-on-one legal research support for JFK College of Law students in the JD Law and BA Legal Studies programs. Legal specialist librarians, Jamie or Sherry, will sit down with you over Zoom to assist with:
  • Locating secondary and primary law resources within WestlawEdge, Lexis+, and other databases.
  • Training on important legal materials and how they can help you in your research process.
  • How to get started on your legal research assignment
Note: Librarians cannot provide legal advice, including how to analyze materials or what conclusions to draw from the resources; we can only point you to the resources - from there, inquire with your professor for help with analysis. 


Schedule a Legal Research Consultation


Recorded Video Legal Research Consultations are sessions that provide customized legal research assistance with a reference librarian. These sessions will be recorded and emailed to you within 3 business days (Monday - Friday). 
Note: Librarians cannot provide legal advice, including how to analyze materials or what conclusions to draw from the resources; we can only point you to the resources - from there, inquire with your professor for help with analysis. 


Areas of Assistance: 
  • Guidance on developing your search strategy
  • Receive clarification and education on types of legal resources (i.e. primary vs. secondary)
If you need help with legal writing and citations, please contact the Academic Success Center for support.


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