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Teaching + Training

Developing, delivering, and assessing learning opportunities that prepare students, lawyers, and others for workplace excellence.

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How to increase student engagement in an ALR course

We often struggle with how to increase student engagement while teaching legal research. This session will discuss:

 

- How to utilize graded discussion exercises to increase student engagement

- The proper usage of audio-video materials to enhance lecturing

- Using current events as fact patterns and/or hypos to increase engagement

- How to assess your lecturing skills and how to make your lectures more engaging

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ABA Duty of Tech Competence: Opportunity & Roles for Info Pros

As of now, 36 states have already adopted the ABA's Duty of Tech Competence. Others are moving towards this as well. Getting lawyers to take billable time to attend training is always a challenge. And a few jurisdictions have no CLE requirements for lawyers: the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and South Dakota. As info pros, what roles can we play in getting them up to speed, and what are ...more »

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Law Librarians Teaching Civics

Law libraries are increasingly asked to create and/or participate in civics education initiatives and programs targeting students and the public. How do you create a civics education program? Should you even be involved? Is it better to outsource this to an external partner? What does a civics education program entail? Potential speakers include: someone from the learning center and access to justice program of the Court ...more »

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FERPA for academics in a digital world

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) has strict requirements to protect student records. The digital world makes it even trickier to manage, especially with the lure of free products. Let's take a look at what student records are, how they are protected, and best practices for librarians and educators in the digital realm.

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Creating a Law Archives with Limited Resources

Edward Benoit III, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science at Louisiana State University, will present a workshop/information session on developing a professional archives with few resources. This session will be geared toward law related materials, but flexible enough to be applied to law school libraries, and libraries in law firms or government institutions. Professor Benoit III, is the ...more »

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(@miriamchilds)

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Loaves & Fishes: Legal Assistance to SRLs With Limited Resources

Louisiana is unfortunately a state with a high percentage of its residents who can't afford attorneys and don't have access to the justice system, yet earn too much to qualify for legal aid. The state also lacks a parish law library system. The four law school libraries and one Supreme Court law library are concentrated in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, leaving the rest of the state underserved. Civil legal aid funding ...more »

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(@jrhuckab)

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Generation Z and Academic Rigor

Members of Generation Z are currently enrolled in law school. Many members have a different understanding of what is required of them to be successful as opposed to the accepted norm. How do we as legal research instructors adapt to this new understanding of success while maintaining adequate practice, assessment, and academic rigor within our legal research programs? This topic would be addressed through a panel of ...more »

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(@npreuss)

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Educational Psychology for the Legal Research Instructor

No state will license a K-12 public school teacher who has not been introduced to pedagogy, human development, and theories of educational psychology. Few instructors in higher education have a rudimentary knowledge of these topics, including law librarians. Explore how adults learn and how this knowledge can transform the learning experience.

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(@apappas)

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Teaching Legal Research to the Non-Lawyer

Teaching legal research to lawyers and law students is already tricky, but how do we get the point across with a non-lawyer professional? Without the deeper understanding and background on the legal system and its resources, it's not always clear where to begin in training. A session on creating valuable legal research trainings to non-lawyers.

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Thinking outside the legal box: Other librarians helping us

How to create bridges from other librarians which can help us with our law librarianship responsibilities particularly research? How do we become more aware of what the other collections have and make the connections with our own legal collections? Is there a way we can explore the connections with their research and library induction programs so we can create researchers and users curious and aware of non-legal information? ...more »

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(@gtaoultsides1)

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Explainer Videos for the classroom and for the public

It's time for law libraries to start utilizing the amazing benefits of video for both classroom and public edification. Explainer videos are short, 1-5 minute videos about any topic using text, images, and motion graphics. A session to show examples of explainer videos but also the tools and the skills necessary to create them. Can you create explainer videos for your library? Yes, and we'll show you how. It could ...more »

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(@hheller)

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A New Paradigm: How Full Document Search Tools Should be Taught

A(nother) paradigm shift in legal research is upon us. How and when should students learn it? Is it realistic to expect that these tools can be withheld while we teach them "the old way" to do legal research? How can we dispel anxiety that this change will take away jobs? Will it take away jobs, or just make them better lawyers who help make better law?

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