Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

Dare to Dream: How Would You Teach 1Ls Legal Research with No Restrictions?

When I started in my current role as an instructional librarian, I was given space to make the changes I thought necessary to improve an already-changing legal research program. I’ve made changes – some small, some more major – in … Continue reading

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Making Legal Research Skills Stick for Our Students

Do any of us feel like we have enough time when we teach legal research? I teach LLMs, and my students this semester have frequently said to me, “I’m getting this, but I can see that I need a lot … Continue reading

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My First Class Is Done… Now What?

After years of shadowing, assisting, and producing, I finally got to solo teach a legal research course on my favorite subject: regulations. Fueled equally by excitement and nerves, I dove into every aspect of teaching, putting larger projects aside and … Continue reading

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Back to School, Back from Zoom? Too Soon To Tell.

Since early July, the Emory Law Librarians have been back on campus, getting ready for a record-setting number of students returning to the Law School. We are back to in-person reference and, at long last, in-person teaching. We are navigating … Continue reading

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Law Students, COVID-19, and Big Feelings

It’s Fall 2021 and well . . . we’re back. Or rather – some of us are. Along with a patchwork of universities requiring vaccinations and/or masks for students comes a patchwork of modes of instruction: fully online, hybrid, fully … Continue reading

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