Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

Teaching in the Fall (at least as of Today!)

Emory Law is planning on having at least some classes on campus in the Fall and faculty and staff have spent all Spring working hard to figure out how to make this happen. Safety is the top priority and anything … Continue reading

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Navigating COVID-19 and a Possible Campus Closure as a Reference Librarian

New COVID-19 cases are popping up across the U.S. bringing inevitable changes to the usual work environment. In particular, several school campuses have already cancelled in-person classes or at least instituted international travel restriction. In the face of potential disruption … Continue reading

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Drafting a Take Home Final with Impact

Last week I gave out my take home final for my Case Law Legal Research Class.  Much to the students’ initial chagrin, it’s 14 pages, but I give them two weeks to complete it and it covers things we have … Continue reading

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Better in Print? Guiding Students to Books in the Digital Age

Lately, I’ve been wondering if there are certain legal sources that are better in print than online. I am, admittedly, part of a generation of law graduates and students that hardly ever open a book to conduct legal research. By … Continue reading

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Is this Tool Making Law School too Easy?

I recently had a conversation with a very happy 1L at the reference desk.  I asked him how he was liking his first year of law school and said I hoped it wasn’t too stressful.  He smiled and said he … Continue reading

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