Report on the RIPSSIS 19th Annual Legal Research Teach-In Kit

Laura J. Ax-Fultz & David E. Lehmann, co-chair

The RIPS-SIS 19th Annual Legal Research Teach-In Kit celebrated its 19th year with tremendous response from our members. We especially appreciate submission from non-academic libraries.  We want to thank Shawn Nevers and Gail Partin for their participation this year.

We had a very interesting group of submissions this year.  We had a total of 12 submissions all of which were accepted for publication in the Teach-In Kit and have been sorted into five categories with some submissions falling into more than one category.  This year’s submissions covered a broad range of topics with many either intended for use beyond the first year curriculum or adaptable for advanced legal research instruction, whether in law school or in practical settings.

The subject areas include Medical Law, Environmental Law, Animal Law, and Special Education.  Also included this year were exercises targeting specific audiences but clearly adaptable for other settings.  A set of exercises designed for the training of Judicial Assistants of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals could easily be used in a first-year research class.  The guide for Legal Research and Writing for Scholarly Publication is, of course, useful for law students, but may be useful for librarians, faculty, and attorneys who wish to publish as well.

As always, we thank you for your submissions and hope you are thinking about next year’s 20th Annual Legal Research Teach-In Kit and what you would like to submit. Watch for the announcement in February of next year.  We encourage submissions from all areas of law librarianship suited to any audience in need of legal research instruction or guidance.  We welcome new and different submissions from our audience. Please use the submissions on the Teach-In page.  Go to the webpage and review the wide array of guides, tutorials and puzzles that are available from this year and previous year’s submission. If you have any questions, our webpage has our contact information. We are looking forward to everyone’s contributions for  the 20th Annual Teach-In Kit.

Posted on behalf of David Lehmann.

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