Tag Archives: legal research textbooks

On the Value of eTextbooks, and a shameless plug

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

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Law Librarians Assisting Law Journals

Law journals can benefit greatly from law librarian involvement in instruction and general guidance. One criticism of student-edited law journals is that students lack the knowledge to effectively edit and manage the journals. Librarians can assist in this area because … Continue reading

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The research, just the research, and nothing but the research

I am increasingly concerned about the combination of legal research with legal writing, both in classes and in text books. When legal research is taught with legal writing it seems that legal research always gets the short end of the … Continue reading

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Textbook Selection

By Meg Butler When planning a course one of the first decisions to make is about the text for the course. Do you want to use teacher created materials, writing them yourselves or as a committee of teachers? Would you … Continue reading

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Legal research textbook reviews now available

After a recent call for volunteers to update the 2006 list of legal research textbook reviews, a new 2011 version is now available from the RIPS website.  Reviews from 2006 are also included in the 2011 publication.  Check back as … Continue reading

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Call for Volunteers: Legal Research Textbook Reviewers

The Research Instruction Committee of the RIPS-SIS is looking for persons interested in reviewing legal research texts.  This is an ongoing project with previous reviews published on the RIPS website.  Over the past two years a number of new texts … Continue reading

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