This session would bring together law librarians who teach legal research to discuss ways in which they inspire their students by using particular teaching methods. Panelists will discuss creative ideas that teach lessons beyond the course learning objectives. Panelists will share how they implemented their techniques and how students responded to their methods. Participants will take away ideas to implement in their ...more »
Teaching & Training
In many places public law libraries are difficult to access or not open to the public at all. In those communities there is still a need for legal information and public librarians are in a perfect position to provide assistance if we help them learn the basics of legal research. This is an opportunity in A2J for any law librarian who wants to offer assistance, not just those in public facing positions.
Treasure hunts and research memos are the norm for assessing students in legal research courses, and each have their merits: treasure hunt questions allow the instructor to test students on specific research techniques and resources, and research memos give students practice engaging in the entire legal research process, while also testing their writing skills, another shortcoming often cited in practitioner surveys. ...more »
Are you interested in teaching a legal research course online? What benefits do online courses have for your institution and your students? Learn and discuss best practices for teaching a legal research course online, how to keep the course engaging and hands-on for students, and discover technology that will excite and inspire your students to learn legal research skills.
discussion about methods, materials, and challenges for teaching a course on regulatory research.
This session will review the legislative process(es) at the EU, will show researchers how to find legislative materials at each stage of legislation as well as to find the materials related to already passed legislation. Will touch on national implementation. Will concentrate on freely accessible EUR-LEX databases.
In 2015, Baltimore experienced massive protests against police brutality and in reaction to the death of 25-years old Freddie Gray. Some of these protests turned violent and the despair and frustration of our communities were evident all across the city. Despite the unrest and riots, Enoch Pratt Free Library and its then-CEO, Carla Hayden (our current Librarian of Congress) decided to keep the library open. Similar to ...more »
There are serious questions regarding the role that a better understanding of neuroscience can play in how we educate students. This program will separate popular myth from promising research and tell us what from the field of brain science, if anything, we can apply in the classroom.
learn more about the process of codification (possibly from presenters from the OLRC), types of statutes (super, notes, appropriations, omnibus), and particular problems and challenges for new students and law librarians.
Instructional librarians are increasing being called upon to produce practice-ready students, and similarly, to tailor their ALR classes to meet ABA simulation course standards. One method of achieving these goals is to incorporate knowledge management systems and/or time-keeping systems into the classroom. As academic librarians, we do not have access to these various systems (vendors have been reluctant to give demo ...more »
Want to update your one shot session? Tired of the click and show demonstration when introducing another database? Try Speed Databasing, based on the principles of speed dating, this instruction session is designed encourages database matchmaking in a formal setting. In this training session you will learn how to build a profile of the database, give your audience the opportunity to introduce themselves to several ...more »
Plagiarism is a fine line in law schools. We tell students not to plagiarize while also showing them forms and templates and ignoring real world reuse of materials. How do we 1) Teach students about plagiarism in an effective way, and 2) explain the difference between academia and real world practices?