Category Archives: Factual & Investigative Research

If You Come at the Justice, You Best Have Sources

By Christine Anne George It started out, as most catastrophic events do, with a simple tweet. So can @CardozoLaw settle this once and for all? Did Benjamin Cardozo fail the bar exam? @CardozoOCS @cardozolawlib https://t.co/Mz10AFg5Jx — ABA for Law Students … Continue reading

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Shareholder Proposals as a Teaching Tool

by Susan Azyndar Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Susan Azyndar for this excellent guest post. Susan is currently a reference librarian at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and co-author of the 2015 article  A New Era: Integrating Today’s “Next … Continue reading

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Our Directors, Our Shelves

By Christine Anne George Back in 2012, SUNY Buffalo Law School kicked off celebrations for its 125th anniversary. The following year, the Supreme Court Library at Buffalo celebrated its 150th anniversary. I’d be lying if I denied having a bit … Continue reading

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Legal Research “Junk Drawer,” or, Advanced Factual Research

by: Ashley Ahlbrand No two legal research courses are exactly alike. Some focus on process, perhaps developed around one or two hypotheticals throughout the semester; others are bibliographic, with an aim to demonstrate a vast array of sources. Some flip … Continue reading

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Collaboration is Key: Some Free Tools to Share Knowledge.

Last week’s CALI conference at the beautiful Marquette Law School was inspiring in a whole lot of ways! First, the physical space! The law school is dotted with collaborative workspaces; group study rooms and open tables are on all the … Continue reading

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Law Librarian, P.I.

As a reference librarian, I am often asked to find information about people. Usually, I am given a name and asked questions such as – what is this person’s job? Has this person published any articles? Is this person still … Continue reading

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Social Media, Factual Research and Ethics

In additional to legal research skills, lawyers need fact-finding skills –especially when it comes to publicly available information about people. Social networking sites have allowed for a proliferation of online personal information and have added a new dimension to fact-finding … Continue reading

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