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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From Collections to Connections

Are you looking for ways to collaborate with colleagues from different parts of your library? Would you like to leverage rare, unusual, or nontraditional materials to bring patrons in and inspire new and innovative research? Do you like to think of new ways to share your library's cool stuff? At the Harvard Law School Library, moving from collections to connections is our core driving principle. We continuously experiment ...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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