Category Archives: Teaching (general)

On the Value of Student Conferences

by Beau Steenken Earlier this week I emerged from the annual occurrence that my wife refers to as “three weeks of hell every winter,” namely grading and student conferencing. I’ve posted before about how grading is not my favorite aspect … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended: Contribute to the 25th National Legal Research Teach-In Kit Today!

by Ashley Ahlbrand For over twenty years, the National Legal Research Teach-In Kit has served as a source created by law librarians, for law librarians, on instruction, assessment, and other patron outreach activities. RIPS is a beautifully diverse SIS, and … Continue reading

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On the Value of Teaching the Chemical Structure of Water

by Paul Gatz The American writer David Foster Wallace began his 2005 commencement address to the students of Kenyon College (published in 2009 as This Is Water) with a parable: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to … Continue reading

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Bridging the Political Gap (or yawning chasm) in the Classroom

by Beau Steenken At the beginning of the semester last fall, I wrote about the increased difficulty of teaching in politically turbulent times. This may be somewhat of an understatement, but the level of division in our society has not … Continue reading

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Third Time’s the Charm

by Tig Wartluft Previously I’ve written about the process of creating a legal research course and the changes we made to that course after we taught it for the first time. Now that the semester has come to an end, … Continue reading

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The Skills Needed for Summer Associate Research

by Jamie Baker As you may know, Lexis recently finished a report called, Summer Associates Identify Writing and Legal Research Skills Required on the Job, reporting on the responses of 330 summer associates working in large U.S. law firms (with over … Continue reading

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Identifying & Resolving First-Time Course Issues

by Tig Wartluft As promised, here’s a quick round-up of some of the issues we ran into as we created and ran our new research course for the first time. Some of the issues we expected, but some were completely … Continue reading

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