Category Archives: Legal Education Standards

The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting the ABA

Has it been a while since your school’s last ABA visit? Or maybe you’re like me and you have never been a part of a visit at all. In either scenario, you may be wondering what to expect in this … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Forget About Bar Association Benefits

This weekend I was fortunate enough to travel to Austin, Texas for the POP Cats Convention. While there, I met up with a law school friend who just opened his own firm in Austin. While he has practiced law for … Continue reading

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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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