Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

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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The Teaching Librarians’ Role

by Dean Duane Strojny A new course on the schedule often allows a new opportunity to have librarians reach out to students. This semester, the Research and Writing Department is debuting a new required writing course titled “Advocacy.” The course … Continue reading

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What Librarians Can Do to Improve Bar Exam Outcomes

by Emily Siess Donnellan The National Jurist recently published an article that discusses various ways that institutions are re-tooling their curriculum to improve student outcomes on the bar and to get them practice ready. The article highlights a study that found … Continue reading

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Researching a Rumor: An Exercise for Students in Proving a Negative

by Nicole Downing I was having dinner with some friends from law school, when one of them complained about how a local restaurant charged for refills. She was furious about it! We live in the South – you should be … Continue reading

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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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