Category Archives: Legal Research

One Step at a Time

Regardless what road you want to take, trust that the law Librarian knows what road will get you where you need to be. Continue reading

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How Do We Engage with Ideas that Make Us Uncomfortable?

by Lora Johns Imagine a patron comes to you at the reference desk. They want to write a term paper, an op-ed, maybe even an amicus brief, and they need research help. The topic is race. Specifically, their thesis is … Continue reading

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Reference as Strategy Game: We’re Here to Help

Regardless of where you are on life’s ladder, all you have to know is that there are lots of county law librarians all around the country that are waiting to help those in need find the solace they seek. Continue reading

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PACER Fees: Legal or No?

by Brandon Wright Adler In light of a new court decision delivered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, I decided to revamp my entire blog post for the week. With that, I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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An Exploration of WikiLeaks: What has Taken Me So Long!

by Sarah Gotschall Recently a friend from my school’s career services office was trying to find contact information for a recent graduate, a common activity for her since her department is in charge of reporting graduate employment data to the … Continue reading

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Searching for Negative News

by Erik Adams The defendant’s lawyer said to his client “I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that samples of your blood were found at the crime scene. The good news is your cholesterol is below … Continue reading

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Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 3: Pushing Ourselves Further

by Paul Gatz My previous blog posts in this series have focused on the role relevance determination plays in both the practice and the teaching of legal research. The first post pointed to the puzzle of how students can be … Continue reading

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