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Current Awareness & Alerting Services

Designed to help bridge the gap between law or graduate school and law practice, this tutorial introduces students to commonly-used current awareness tools and alerting services. The lesson covers sources and strategies for finding topical services and newsletters, blogs, email discussion lists, and scholarship repositories in particular legal subjects, as well as using alert services (Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg alerts, electronic table of contents notification, and RSS feeds) to keep up with the latest developments in a particular area of law.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. List several current awareness tools.
2. List several alerting services.
3. Explain the purpose of using alerting services.
4. Discuss how current awareness tools are used in law practice.

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