Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Teaching How to Research Proposed Federal Regulations

Do you teach students how to research federal regulations?  Do you teach them how to find not only a current regulation but also how to see proposed changes to federal regulations that may affect their future clients?  Well have your students check this out -- the federal government is seeking public feedback on the 2.0 version of a Federal Register website

The new websitewas launched on July 26, 2010 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Federal Register Act.  Whoo-hoo!

The website will remain unofficial until the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register issues a regulation to make the website official.  The Law Librarian Blog tells us that may happen sometime next year, but you'll want to teach your students about this in advance.   

Click here to read more about all of this from our friends at the Law Librarian Blog.

Being able to access the Federal Register without having to pay for a commercial provider will be an important research skill for our students.  The website itself at  http://www.federalregister.gov/ seems quite friendly.  It's also easy to see how to submit your feedback too.

And click here for a related post about a new video about the Federal Register.  You may want to include a link to the video in your syllabus for the Fall. 

Hat tip to Joe Hodnicki.



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