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Bridge the Gap

Every spring, the Muse Law Library puts on a series of lectures and panels designed to help students "Bridge the Gap" from law school to their summer or permanent employment. Use to research guide to access lectures and materials from past sessions.

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Sign up at the reference desk for this Spring's Bridge the Gap programming.

Bridge the Gap 2017

Are you prepared for legal research during your upcoming employment or internship? Starting a new job or internship can be intimidating. The library’s Bridge the Gap sessions are designed to help you arrive prepared, professional, and poised for research success. Whether you're starting a summer internship or starting full-time employment after graduation, these sessions are tailored to teach tools and techniques for your legal research.

Sign up at the reference desk!
All sessions are 12:00-12:50 p.m. Lunch is provided for registered attendees.



Monday, March 13th


Virginia Legal Research with Prof. Klepfer

Practicing in a firm, government job, or nonprofit in Virginia?
Refresh your knowledge of essential secondary and primary sources for Virginia law and how to use them.

Wednesday, March 15th


Alerts and Current Awareness with Prof. Fetzer

Track cases and legislation to keep informed.
Discover resources to track cases and get alerts about news, rules, statutes, and more.

Monday, March 20th


Cost Effective Westlaw Research with Westlaw Rep. Kyla Stone

Working in a firm that uses Westlaw?
Learn tips and tricks for Westlaw research without breaking your firm’s budget.

Friday, March 24th


Administrative Legal Research with Prof. Zarin

Administrative rules and regulations can change quickly.
Examine sources to research and track state and federal administrative law.

Monday, March 27th

Cost Effective Lexis Research with Lexis Rep. Shelley Duncan

Working in a firm that uses Lexis?
learn tips and tricks for Lexis research without breaking your firm’s budget.

Wednesday, March 29th


Practice Materials with Prof. Janto

Research = more than just statutes and cases.
Explore practice tools, including sample filings, forms, jury instructions, and more.  These tips help streamline all drafting projects.

Monday, April 3rd


Transactional Law Research with Prof. Zarin

Many legal resources feature transactional tools.
Discover sources for contract drafting, tax, and corporate transactional documents.

Wednesday, April 5th


Graduate Panel on Legal Research in Employment

Not sure what to expect over the summer?
Come hear from students who with past summer legal experience.
They share tips on tackling research projects and balancing workload.


****Attendance at one of these programs meets a
Summer Public Service Fellowship requirement****


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