Category Archives: Empirical legal research

Edward Tufte’s One-Day Course: A Brief Review from a Law Librarian

Last week, on January 27th, I attended Edward Tufte’s Presenting Data and Information: A One-Day Course, in Austin, Texas. The workshop had long been on my radar after recommendations from a few other law librarian colleagues. The workshop website usually … Continue reading

Posted in Conference, Continuing Education, Empirical legal research, Information Literacy, Inspiration and Design Ideas, Teaching (general) | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Statistics and Academic Law Library Survival

(Full disclosure is required here. Although our library does not participate in ALLStAR, mentioned within this post, they have offered and I have accepted a trial offer to dig around a little bit more. I promise to do an update, … Continue reading

Posted in Empirical legal research, Factual & Investigative Research, Issues in Law Librarianship, Library Statistics, Productivity, Reference Services, RIPS blog, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Apply for a Research Grant by April 1

Apply for a Research Grant by April 1 AALL’s LexisNexis Research Grant Jury is accepting applications through April 1st for research grants from the AALL Research Fund (An Endowment Established by LexisNexis). The jury may allocate $5000 between one or … Continue reading

Posted in Empirical legal research | Tagged | Leave a comment

Peek-a-boo, I see you, data!

The legal information field is moving into this area slowly, but it is coming. The most ambitious use of visualization I have seen in legal research is Fastcase’s “Interactive Timeline” view of cases relevant to a query, but there is … Continue reading

Posted in Empirical legal research, Google, Technology | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

When Bad Graphs Happen to Good Papers

For those of us who assist faculty or students in their empirical research endeavors , I thought I would highlight a resource that we can share with them to prevent bad graphs from happening to good papers. “Legal Writing: Getting … Continue reading

Posted in Empirical legal research, Legal Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment