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- On the Value of Student Conferences February 23, 2017
- Law Library Diversity Fellowships February 21, 2017
- RIPS-SIS Virtual Business Meeting Survey February 20, 2017
- “Hello” From Your RIPS Board February 17, 2017
- CARA: The First Year Associate’s Pocket Calculator February 16, 2017
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by Ashley Ahlbrand In my last post, I mentioned that I have started taking courses to earn my certificate in instructional design. I received a lot of feedback on this and thought I would post periodically on the topic. I … Continue reading
by Beau Steenken I recently returned to my office after six weeks of parental leave. Among the veritable horde of mailings awaiting my return was the July-September issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly. In it, I found a very persuasive … Continue reading
by Amy Taylor During the first month of each fall semester, I spend a lot of time thinking about what it’s like to be a 1L. My own memories are of being overwhelmed and confused – struggling with briefing cases, … Continue reading
by: Ashley Ahlbrand No two legal research courses are exactly alike. Some focus on process, perhaps developed around one or two hypotheticals throughout the semester; others are bibliographic, with an aim to demonstrate a vast array of sources. Some flip … Continue reading
by Jamie Baker, Texas Tech University School of Law Library Nearly all law schools are focusing on preparing “practice-ready” graduates. This approach to legal education was advanced in the 1990’s with the McCrate Report , and it has really taken hold … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I gave a lecture in our Advanced Legal Research course on free and low-cost legal research. This is not a new lecture topic for me. Typically, we focus on Fastcase and Casemaker for the low-cost resources, … Continue reading