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Legal Research Article Summaries

By Clanitra Nejdl As Chair of the RIPS-SIS Research Instruction Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the availability of a new resource for RIPS-SIS members and the AALL community: the “Legal Research Article Summaries” collection. Similar to the legal … Continue reading

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Quick Product Exploration Through Students Research Exercises: Lexis Advance Verdict and Settlement Analyzer

The recent explosion of LexisNexis and Westlaw products available to law students is both a beautiful boon/irritating bane to legal research instructors. On the one hand, more useful stuff is…more stuff…that is useful. On the other hand, it even useful … Continue reading

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Welcome Bloggers!

The fall semester is fast approaching. It’s time for the RIPS Law Librarian Blog to welcome back returning bloggers and introduce our new bloggers for 2019-2020. We are fortunate to have seven returning bloggers and three new bloggers. Returning Bloggers … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Submissions: The 27th Annual RIPS-SIS Legal Research Teach-In Kit

Dear Fellow Law Librarians & Information Professionals, The future of the legal profession is in your hands! Even if you do not teach, you can join other librarians toward the common goal of better library instruction.  How?  By submitting to … Continue reading

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Westlaw Edge’s New Compare Versions Feature

Back in the olden days, this fall, before the advent of Westlaw Edge, I showed my research class some recently amended Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) sections. Using old Westlaw, we looked at the current versions of A.R.S. sections and then, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Library Neutrality: Keep It, Question It, or Forget It?

by Sarah Lamdan and Nick Szydlowski Many libraries and librarians have long claimed or aspired to be neutral. Librarians often invoke neutrality when they try to curate balanced collections, create inclusive spaces, and evaluate and recommend information resources objectively. At … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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