Does the Law Library of Congress offer classes or tutorials?

Through the Legal Research Institute, the Law Library of Congress offers access to a wide variety of free classes, tutorials, and programs, both live and pre-recorded. Upcoming webinars are usually announced on the Law Library's blog, In Custodia Legis. Registration information for upcoming live webinars can be found within the Legal Research Institute. Alternatively, access our Past Presentations on the Legal Research Institute.


U.S. Law Webinars: The Law Library offers several recurring series of classes regarding U.S. legal research, including:

  • Orientation to Legal Research Series - introductions to legal resources and research techniques in areas such as case law, federal statutes, federal legislative history, and federal regulations
  • Orientation to Law Library Collections Series - overview of the Law Library’s unique collections and services researchers can use to conduct legal and legislative research
  • Lunch and Learn Series - deep dives into certain Law Library collections or more specific areas of research such as public international law, environmental law research, and the United States Serial Set 
  • Overview - how to perform searches and use new features of the official legislative information system for Congress

Foreign and Comparative Law Webinars: The Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series of classes is designed to shed light on some of the foreign, comparative, and international law issues researched by the foreign law experts at the Law Library of Congress.


The Law Library of Congress offers short tutorials on topics such as Searching the Library of Congress Catalog for Legal Materials, the Military Legal Resources Collection, and Finding Case Law on Google Scholar. This is a growing collection and additional tutorials are expected to launch in 2024.

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2023
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