This course will bring together law students, business students, mid-level attorneys and senior leaders in the legal field for a one-semester weekly colloquium. Even though women have represented approximately half of law-school graduates for a number of years, women represent only 16% of law firm equity partners and even fewer corporate General Counsels. This course aims to offer an introduction to the business skills that both women and men will need to rise to the highest levels of law practice and organizational leadership. Each week will focus on a different aspect of law and business. The curriculum will include sessions focused in financial management, business development, communication skills, and intercultural business and law practices.
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A. Tools for Locating Hard Copy Monographs, Treatises, Loose-leafs, and ebooks (i.e., library catalogs):
B. Catalog allows for keyword searching, Library of Congress subject heading searches, call number browsing, etc.
C. Bibliographic records in Catalog link into eBooks on Westlaw, Lexis, Heinonline, LLMC, etc.
Note: Searches by call number will not retrieve eBooks in electronic databases.
D. Google Books – Has the full text of older books. Good for finding titles of newer books but will only be able to preview new books and will have to obtain from a different source.
If working from home, you will need to use a VPN connection. You can download the Case VPN client from https://vpnsetup.case.edu/
Many of our electronic resources are being transferred over to Single Sign On which requires only that you type in your Case ID and Password. It is hit or miss at this point. Most of the legal databases still require VPN if working from home—the exceptions being Westlaw Edge, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law which require your personalized passwords.
A. Print Resources:
B. HeinOnline (Electronic Journals): Full-text collection of back issues of over 2,700 U.S. and foreign law reviews and journals. The most complete collection and coverage. Multiple searching capabilities, including access by official citation. Exact page images. Coverage varies by publication. Coverage pre-dates Westlaw & Lexis.
C. Westlaw Edge:
late 1980s and early 1990s.
most start in the mid to late 1990s.
Full-Text Business Article Resources (Access via KSL Research Databases):