Law Library Workshops (Semester B, 2016-2017)

In semester B, the Library has arranged a series of Law Library Workshops with the objective of reinforcing and expanding users’ legal research skills. The workshops are open to all law students and faculty members. To reserve a place, click the link “To register” under each workshop.

We look forward to your active participation.

Locating HK & UK Legal Materials

This workshop demonstrates how to find and note up cases and statutes of Hong Kong and the UK.

10 February 2017 (Friday) 19:00-21:00
User Education Room, Library
Session Completed

Finding Law Journals and Other Secondary Materials

This workshop shows you the most efficient way of finding journal articles, books, and other commentaries which discuss the law. Also covered are reference tools which help find the law, such as legal encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.

Session 1* 9 February 2017 (Thursday) 19:00-20:30
  AC2-5606
  Session Completed
Session 2* 16 February 2017 (Thursday) 15:00-16:30
  User Education Room, Library
  Cancelled
*Both workshops are identical, attend one session only.

Citing Legal Authorities

The Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is a citation style widely used in the UK academic world. It is preferred by the CityU School of Law for student works. In this workshop, we will practice citing different kinds of publications using OSCOLA.

Session 1* 22 February 2017 (Wednesday) 19:00-21:00
  AC2-4200
  To register
Session 2* 23 February 2017 (Thursday) 15:00-17:00
  User Education Room, Library
  Cancelled
*Both workshops are identical, attend one session only.

Using Key Law Databases

Lexis HK

This is a major law database that provides primary and secondary sources of law in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions. Trainer with legal background will deliver basic and advanced workshops. Basic workshop is an introduction to the database, advanced workshop demonstrates how to make use of the database for a fruitful legal research.

Basic Workshop 19 January 2017 (Thursday) 15:00-16:00
  AC2-5501
  Session Completed
Advanced Workshop 1* 21 January 2017 (Saturday) 16:00-17:00
  User Education Room, Library
  Cancelled
Advanced Workshop 2* 26 January 2017 (Thursday) 19:00-20:00
  User Education Room, Library
  Session Completed
*Both advanced workshops are identical, attend one session only.

Practical Law

Practical Law provides a vast set of practice notes and standard documents which can be used as they are or tailored for specific legal transactions, meaning you don’t need to draft or research from scratch. The database is also structured in a way to facilitate comparative study across jurisdictions.

9 February 2017 (Thursday) 15:00-16:00
User Education Room, Library
Session Completed

Westlaw Asia & Westlaw Next

This is a major legal platform that provides primary and secondary sources of law in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions. Trainer with legal background will deliver basic and advanced workshops. Basic workshop is an introduction to Westlaw Asia and Westlaw Next, advanced workshop demonstrates how to make use of the legal platform for a fruitful legal research.

Basic Workshop 19 January 2017 (Thursday) 16:00-17:00
  AC2-5501
  Session Completed
Advanced Workshop 1* 21 January 2017 (Saturday) 15:00-16:00
  User Education Room, Library
  Cancelled
Advanced Workshop 2* 26 January 2017 (Thursday) 20:00-21:00
  User Education Room, Library
  Session Completed
*Both advanced workshops are identical, attend one session only.

Enquiries: Law Section, Library Tel: 3442-8395 Email: lblaw@cityu.edu.hk

N.B. Sessions are subject to cancellation in the event of low enrollment.