Category Archives: Legal Education Standards

Designing a Legal Research Course

by Tig Wartluft Nearly two years ago I started a new position. My very first day I attended the law school’s faculty meeting; during that meeting it was announced that there was going to be a change to the required … Continue reading

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An Experiential Learning Primer

by Alyson Drake Editor’s Note: This week’s post is by incoming RIPS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair Elect Alyson Drake. Alyson is currently the Reference and Student Services Librarian and the Coordinator of the Excellence in Legal Research Program at the Texas Tech University School of … Continue reading

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Teaching Connections In Legal Research

by Jamie Baker Caroline Osborne recently posted an article to SSRN titled The State of Legal Research Education: A Survey of First Year Legal Research Programs or ‘Why Johnny and Jane Cannot Research’. Osborne makes many valid points regarding the … Continue reading

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The Joy of Teaching, the Agony of Grading

by Beau Steenken Teaching the 1L legal research class is one of my favorite parts of my job. In fact, my colleagues and I enjoy it so much that we are developing an entire slate of specialized legal research courses … Continue reading

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Experiences, Simulations, and Games in the Classroom

by Beau Steenken Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had an interesting conversation with one of my aunts, who is now retired after a long and successful career in upper management of various retail corporations. We were talking about news reports … Continue reading

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Learning Outcomes and the Law Library: Contribute, Create, Collaborate

by Ashley Ahlbrand Like law schools across the country, the faculty at my law school have begun a significant conversation about ABA’s Standard 302 requiring learning outcomes for law schools. The RIPS Law Librarian Blog had an excellent post by Beau Steenken … Continue reading

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Online-Only J.D. Programs

Many of us still have nightmares thinking back upon our law school experience, which was modeled on the Socratic method of  teaching featured in the Paper Chase. However, law students can now have a more enjoyable and flexible experience through … Continue reading

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