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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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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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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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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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How to talk to a sovereign citizen

Sovereign citizens and other folks with odd legal theories are common visitors to public law libraries. This program would talk about the various theories they espouse and ways to explain how law actually works without too much frustration for the librarian or the patron.

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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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Training Up The Summer Associates!

We all want the Summer Associates to be successful. Academics and Firm librarians each have a unique viewpoint of the summer associates. A panel to discuss what to we can do to work together to best prepare them for practice life would be beneficial to all. The more we share ideas and what we're seeing, the more helpful we can be for these attorneys of the future.

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Teaching the Law to the Next Generation of Law Librarians

Recruiting legal librarians is becoming increasingly challenging, particularly for law firms. Many libraries are willing to hire without a JD, but the librarian still needs to understand the law. Fewer and fewer library schools are providing legal librarianship as an option. This session would have a dual focus of both teaching legal basics, and providing a framework to conduct this type of training in your own library. ...more »

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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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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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Navigating Law Librarianship Without a Legal Education

It is becoming more and more commonplace for law librarians to be without a JD, but it does not mean that those of us without do not struggle with the day-to-day tasks that could have been made easier by having a legal education. Learn how to navigate issues that have arisen amongst your peers of JD-less law librarians. Hear from a panel of private, academic, and government law librarians, in varying stages of their careers, ...more »

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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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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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Teaching Legal Technology: Unmasking practical aspects of tech

Are you considering creating a legal technology class or curriculum for your law school and looking for foundational information? Or, are you already teaching tech but not sure if you have sufficient learning outcomes and assessment? Or maybe you are considering turning the class into a certificate program or building a certificate program to see if a formal class can be supported? If you answered "Yes" to any question, ...more »

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