Category Archives: Inspiration and Design Ideas

Am I Efficient? How Well Do I Manage Time?

by Dean Duane Strojny “Can you recommend a good, practical read on efficiency, productivity, time management, etc.?  I’d like to read something someone else has had a good experience using or got something useful from.” This was in my email … Continue reading

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What Librarians Can Do to Improve Bar Exam Outcomes

by Emily Siess Donnellan The National Jurist recently published an article that discusses various ways that institutions are re-tooling their curriculum to improve student outcomes on the bar and to get them practice ready. The article highlights a study that found … Continue reading

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More Than Basic Civics

by Erik Adams A few years ago I participated in a panel discussion before a group of law school librarians. The panelists, who were all law firm librarians, discussed what they wished that summer associates and recent graduates did better. … Continue reading

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Change is good? Change is good?

by Dean Duane Strojny I did it! I rearranged my office. It usually happens over a semester break and I take on the task about every two years. Now granted, there are only so many possible configurations because of the … Continue reading

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High Schoolers in the Law Library: A Law-Related Programming Using Graphic Novels

by Brandon Wright Adler, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient (Keeping in line with our absolutely AMAZING conference key-note speaker, Bryan Stevenson, I thought it appropriate to discuss a programming activity that targets a younger, multi-cultural demographic.) At least once a … Continue reading

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RIPS Seeking Volunteer: Co-Webmaster

Are you interested in getting more involved with RIPS-SIS? Have a knack for website development? Want to work next to our amazing webmaster, Maribel Nash, to help make improvements during the 2017-2018 year? Then I have a position for you! … Continue reading

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Of Boardgames, Grading Rubrics, and Instructional Style

by Tig Wartluft I’m a gamer; my wife, not so much. I say this because I’ve spent years trying to find board games that she and I both enjoy playing equally. A couple of weeks ago I finally found one. … Continue reading

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