Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

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

Posted in Legal Research Instruction, Teaching (general) | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Google, Legal Research, Legal Research Instruction, Legislative history | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ABA, Access to Justice, Career, Issues in Law Librarianship, Legal Ethics, Legal Research, Legal Research Instruction, Legal Technology, Patron Services, practice ready, Teaching (general), Technology, Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Legal Research, Legal Research Instruction, practice ready | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Legal Research Instruction, Library Collections | 1 Comment

Lessons from a First-Time Teacher: Everything I Did Wrong and How You Can Avoid Doing It Too

by Amelia Landenberger, Guest Blogger, UK College of Law My first year of teaching could have been worse. I had great students, hours of support and patience from my coworkers, and a good deal of luck (no wardrobe malfunctions or … Continue reading

Posted in Legal Research Instruction, Teaching (general) | Leave a comment

Reflections on Teaching ALR: Modeling as Feedback

by Christina A. Coan, RIPS-SIS Grant Recipient for AALL Management Institute Last fall, I taught my first Advanced Legal Research course.  This was not my first teaching experience.  I have previously taught various age groups on different subjects: Oral English … Continue reading

Posted in AALL Annoucements, Legal Research Instruction | Tagged | Leave a comment