Category Archives: Teaching (general)

Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation: Part 1 of 3

Oh my, folks, it’s August. Where did the summer go? Send help. Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash If you’re suddenly concerned about your preparation (or lack thereof) for the fall semester, fear not. Allow me to introduce the first of many tips … Continue reading

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RIPS 26th National Teach-In Kit Now Available!

The RIPS 26th National Teach-In Kit for 2017-2018 is now published and available for perusing on the RIPS website. It was a good year for the Kit – we had 28 contributors (either individually or as a group) with 40 … Continue reading

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Increasing Empathy in Lawyers through Reading

by Emily Siess Donnellan The idea that reading makes people more empathetic is not new. A 2006 study from University of Toronto found a connection between reading fiction and increased sensitivity to others. A 2013 study confirmed that reading fiction … Continue reading

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Leadership and Charisma for the Female Librarian

by Lora Johns I recently read Anne Helen Peterson’s book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. Peterson, a professor turned BuzzFeed culture writer, explores the boundaries of acceptable femininity and the famous … Continue reading

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Repackaging Library Services

by Emily Siess Donnellan I read a lot about law librarianship. Probably because I’m relatively new. I’ve been a law librarian for about 2 years, and I’m still trying to navigate the profession. It may also be because I manage … Continue reading

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The Teaching Librarians’ Role

by Dean Duane Strojny A new course on the schedule often allows a new opportunity to have librarians reach out to students. This semester, the Research and Writing Department is debuting a new required writing course titled “Advocacy.” The course … Continue reading

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What Librarians Can Do to Improve Bar Exam Outcomes

by Emily Siess Donnellan The National Jurist recently published an article that discusses various ways that institutions are re-tooling their curriculum to improve student outcomes on the bar and to get them practice ready. The article highlights a study that found … Continue reading

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