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Teaching + Training

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

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What Can They Learn From a Docket?

Law students are rarely exposed to dockets, and yet they are a roadmaps of legal procedure, a gold mine of information usable in legal research and also substantive courses. Where are dockets found? What kind of information do they contain? How can they help me in my job as a litigator?

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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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Preparing Today's Lawyers for Tomorrow's Technology

lifted from ILTACom 2019 program Preparing Today's Lawyers for Tomorrow's Technology Traditionally, we taught lawyers to read the law, analyze the law, and write like a lawyer. With many state bar associations now requiring technical competence, how do we best prepare tomorrow's lawyers to also think programmatically and service clients using all the tools available to them? How do we provide lawyers the technology ...more »

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(@strojnyd)

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Engaging Students in Legal Research and Writing Courses

Students often check email, shop, or text when they are sitting in law school classes. How can they best be engaged to learn legal writing and research? What type of course management system aids in the teacher successfully making sure the students learn to be strong researchers and writers? This session would bring together librarians from multiple schools to discuss their success stories.

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(@jjanto)

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ALR: 1L Research on Steroids or Something Different?

there is no universally approved idea of what an Advanced Legal Research course should cover. In a law school where the 1Ls either do hot have a legal research course or it is a small component of a legal writing course, ALR can look a lot like a typical 1L legal research.class. In a school where there is a separate 1L legal research class what should the ALR class look like? Should it cover topics not included in the ...more »

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Crafting a Law Practice Technology Program

Legal education should, increasingly, include some sort of exposure to law practice technology - the types of technology tools, ranging from word processing to artificial intelligence. Many institutions lean on librarians to handle at least some aspects of this education. How do you decide where to focus your efforts, and what technology topics will prove most useful to the students you encounter? In an age of ever-limited ...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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Academic Success Initiatives and the Role of the Law Library

What is the role of an academic law library play in supporting the programs instituted by the law school to increase academic success, experiential learning and improved bar passage rates? Exploring strategies on how librarians can be key players in ensuring the success of critical programs and initiatives geared to promote student growth by working with clinicians, academic success professionals, LRW and doctrinal faculties. ...more »

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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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