Category Archives: ABA

The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting the ABA

Has it been a while since your school’s last ABA visit? Or maybe you’re like me and you have never been a part of a visit at all. In either scenario, you may be wondering what to expect in this … Continue reading

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Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation: Part 2 of 3

By now, most of us are at least a few weeks into another Fall semester. We’ve likely gotten past the initial course introductions and are about to dive head first into the real guts of our courses (did someone say … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Forget About Bar Association Benefits

This weekend I was fortunate enough to travel to Austin, Texas for the POP Cats Convention. While there, I met up with a law school friend who just opened his own firm in Austin. While he has practiced law for … Continue reading

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Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation: Part 1 of 3

Oh my, folks, it’s August. Where did the summer go? Send help. Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash If you’re suddenly concerned about your preparation (or lack thereof) for the fall semester, fear not. Allow me to introduce the first of many tips … Continue reading

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Assistance for Libraries, Librarians, (and others) Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

by Brandon Wright Adler In the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and even the current wildfires of Northern California, some of us may be wondering if there is any way that we can assist those in need. Particularly … Continue reading

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The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading

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