Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

Every Teacher, A Student

As part of the University of Richmond Law School’s commitment to excellent teaching, the school recently brought in two expert teaching consultants, Sophie Sparrow and Gerry Hess. The research instruction team had the opportunity to spend nearly an entire day … Continue reading

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Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation: Part 2 of 3

By now, most of us are at least a few weeks into another Fall semester. We’ve likely gotten past the initial course introductions and are about to dive head first into the real guts of our courses (did someone say … 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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Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation: Part 1 of 3

Oh my, folks, it’s August. Where did the summer go? Send help. Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash If you’re suddenly concerned about your preparation (or lack thereof) for the fall semester, fear not. Allow me to introduce the first of many tips … Continue reading

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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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