Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris in Patron Services

by Erik Adams This is my last post for the RIPS-SIS blog, and as I’ve been training a new group of summer associates, I’ve been thinking about an idea that computer programmers take for granted: that laziness, impatience, and hubris … Continue reading

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2nd Time Around: Teaching Legal Research Again

by Paul Gatz This past week I taught the last class of my Advanced Legal Research course, completing my second time teaching the course, and my mind turned, as it occasionally does, to a set of papers I found in … Continue reading

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Register Today: Legal Research Competency Webinar on 5/30

Designing and Implementing Research Competency Assessment This webinar will address the Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency and how they can enhance teaching and evaluating law students. Presenters will introduce and discuss the PSLRC and its uses in teaching … Continue reading

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Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 3: Pushing Ourselves Further

by Paul Gatz My previous blog posts in this series have focused on the role relevance determination plays in both the practice and the teaching of legal research. The first post pointed to the puzzle of how students can be … Continue reading

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Build a Solid Foundation

When you know how a thing works, you know how to deal with problems when things go sideways. Continue reading

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Repackaging Library Services

by Emily Siess Donnellan I read a lot about law librarianship. Probably because I’m relatively new. I’ve been a law librarian for about 2 years, and I’m still trying to navigate the profession. It may also be because I manage … Continue reading

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Legal Research and the Virtues*

by Paul Gatz Legal research is often characterized as a skill. For instance, the AALL Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency repeatedly refers to legal research skills, and Standards 303 and 302 of the ABA Standards for Approval of … Continue reading

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