Category Archives: Book Reviews

Guest Post: Book Review and/or Love Letter to How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender

1 From How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender by Mike Chase, Available at https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Federal-Criminal-Illustrated/dp/1982112514/ Continue reading

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Juliet’s School of Possibilities or is there a Better Life Trajectory for You?

Juliet’s School of Possibilities is a short, quick, cute parable of a book that teaches some important lessons on making the most of your time.  It’s written by the time management expert Laura Vanderkam as a fun way to realize … Continue reading

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Legal Research Article Summaries

By Clanitra Nejdl As Chair of the RIPS-SIS Research Instruction Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the availability of a new resource for RIPS-SIS members and the AALL community: the “Legal Research Article Summaries” collection. Similar to the legal … Continue reading

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Do You Want it All?

by Dean Duane Strojny I want it all!  Okay, I am generally not that greedy, but there have been quite a few things in the library world that I have come across that either I want to physically have or … Continue reading

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Multimedia Learning, Part I

by Amy Taylor The limited amount of time I have with my students creates a constant tension with the voluminous amount of material I want to teach them. So much has been made lately of active learning and flipping the classroom … Continue reading

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When the Go-To is Gone (Yes, Another Atticus Post)

by Christine George In the few years that I’ve been at my current job, I’ve built up a bit of a reputation. It’s all Chunk’s fault—Chunk from The Goonies, in case you’re wondering. He (well, the actor, Jeff Cohen) became … Continue reading

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Inspiration To Be “The Best” Legal Research Instructor

The recently released book, What the Best Law Teachers Do, is the culmination of a four-year study that sought to identify extraordinary law teachers. The book gives evidence-based examples of “the best” in legal education based on a national qualitative … Continue reading

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