Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

A Haunting

by Christine Anne George It was a dark and stormy night in the library as three 1Ls crept along a hallway in ninth floor storage area and let themselves into a dusty study room. “This isn’t a good idea,” Sarah … Continue reading

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Helping ADD Students Succeed at Legal Research

by Lora Johns Lawyers have a split reputation. On the one hand, there’s Dr. Jekyll, Esq. He’s organized; he’s focused; he can write a motion to dismiss and record his billable hours down to the 6-minute increment with impeccable accuracy. … Continue reading

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Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 2: Varieties of Relevance

by Paul Gatz In a previous post on this blog, I raised a question that many legal research instructors have perhaps wondered to themselves, in brief, silent moments of doubt and despair: can legal research actually be taught? This question … Continue reading

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Students Always Find the Wikipedia Shortcuts

by Nicole Downing It was that time of year in Advanced Legal Research for a discussion of legislative history. During the lecture portion of the class, I devoted a good amount of time to a step-by-step process for locating a … Continue reading

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The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading

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A Review of Summer Associate Skills

by Erik Adams Our summer associates have gone back to school, and we’re taking a few minutes to review their tenure in our law firm. Usually this involves swapping war stories about ridiculous research projects assigned by mentors, like legislative … Continue reading

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Institutional Subscriptions to Quimbee

by Sarah Gotschall Law school librarians wish our students well and want them to do well in their classes. Traditionally we have supported student achievement by stocking the reserve section of the library with a variety of study aids. Last … Continue reading

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