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Research Agenda 2013-2016
Research Grant Recipients

AALL Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

On July 17, 2000 the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced the formation of the AALL Research Fund, an endowment established with a $100,000 pledge from LexisNexis®. The fund provides a secure financial base, enabling the AALL Research Committee to carry out the Association's Research Agenda. That agenda encompasses research in the major topic areas of provision of legal information services, law library collections, legal research, the profession of law librarianship, and law library administration.

The Research Fund provides grants to library professionals who seek to conduct research that is critical to the profession.

The American Association of Law Libraries will award research grants twice year. The due dates for applications are April 1 and November 1.

Research Grant Recipients

2013-2014

LexisNexis Research Fund Grant

  • Melanie Knapp, Rob Wiley, and George Mason University
    Comparison of Research Speed and Accuracy Using WestlawNext and Lexis Advance
  • Andrea Alexander and Michelle Hook Dewey
    Building Bridges: Case Studies in Best Practices for Law Library and Career
AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant
  • Phillip Gragg
    Upward Mobility and Career Prospects for the Dual Degree Librarian: A Quantitative Analysis of Our Profession and Projection of Career Opportunities Over the Next Two Decades
  • Shawn Nevers
    Research Practices of Attorneys

2012-2013

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant Fund

  • Brian Anderson
    Determining the Role of Law Libraries in the Republic of Rwanda: A Survey of Users, Uses, and Overall Legal Society

2011-2012

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant Fund

  • Julie L. Kimbrough, Leslie A. Street & Kathrine R. Everett
    Assessing Collection and Holding Patterns for Print Primary Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Database
  • Melanie Knapp, Robert Willey & the George Mason University Law Library
    Comparison of Research Speed and Accuracy Using Westlaw and WestlawNext

2010-2011

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant Fund

  • John Cannan
    Drupal Constitutional History Project

2009-2010

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant Fund

  • Stacy Bowers
    Reintroducing the Value of Law Librarians to Public Librarians through the Identification and Use of Emerging Technologies and Resources
  • Susan Nevelow Mart
    The Effects of Automation on the Relevance of Citator and Digest Results in Lexis and Westlaw

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Deborah S. Dennison
    OBAR/Mead Data Central Papers

2008-2009

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant Fund

  • John Doyle
    Law Review Submissions
  • Scott Frey
    A Search Engine for Law-Related Public Domain Electronic Books

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Georgia Briscoe
    Is Quality Control in Academic Law Library Online Catalogs Decreasing?

2007-2008

AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Research Grant Fund

  • Dr. Joel Fishman
    Index to State Judges' Inductions, Memorials, etc. from the Official State Court Reports
  • Wendy Scott and Christine Demetros
    Merging Reference and Circulation Services: The Savior or Undoing of Reference in Academic Law Libraries

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Jill Duffy and Elizabeth Lambert
    Dissents from the Bench: A Compilation of Oral Dissents Issued by the U.S. Supreme Court Justices
  • Karen E. Kalnins
    Oral Histories of Oklahoma Judges and Attorneys

2006-2007

AALL/Aspen Law & Business Research Grant

  • Molly Brownfield and Dennis C. Kim-Prieto
    Assessing Information Literacy of Law Students

2005-2006

AALL/Aspen Law & Business Research Grant

  • Timothy G. Kearley
    Justinian's Code on the Web

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Charles R. Dyer
    Bibliography and Essay on Cognitive Science and Linguistics for Law Librarians
  • Maria Protti
    Law Librarian to Thurgood Marshall: A Search for Primary Material on the Relationship Between Howard Jay Graham and Thurgood Marshall
  • Kathleen Sasala
    Index to Ohio Legal Periodicals

2004-2005

AALL/Aspen Law & Business Research Grant

  • Charles Cronin
    Music Plagiarism Digital Archive at Columbia Law Library
  • Karl Gruben
    AmLaw 100 KM Survey
  • Betsy Mckenzie
    Effects on PCs and Databases on Legal Analysis Skills

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Nancy Carol Carter
    A Research Template for Building Indian Nation Archives

2003-2004

AALL/Aspen Law & Business Research Grant

  • Kelly Browne
    The Emotional Intelligence of Law Librarians
  • Kelly Kunsch
    Research at the Washington State Archives

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Samuel E. Trosow
    Open Access to Scholarly Communications in the Field of Law: A Preliminary Assessment of Existing Copyright Policies

2002-2003

AALL/Aspen Law & Business Research Grant

  • Stephanie J. Burke, Kathryn Hensiak and Donna Nixon
    Assessing Information Literacy Among First Year Students - A Survey to Measure Research Experiences and Perceptions.
  • David Selden
    Reconsidering Indians of North America - Creating a Federal Indian and Tribal Law Library Subject Headings Thesaurus.

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Laura Orr
    Brief Encounters of the Digital Kind: Digital Court Records in an Age of Diminishing Privacy
  • Samuel E. Trosow
    The Impact of GATS on Public Law Library Service

2001-2002

AALL/Aspen Law & Business Research Grant

  • Catherine Sanders Reach and David Whelan
    Feasibility and Viability of a Digital Law Library in 2002
  • AALL Government Relations Committee, Chaired by Anne E. Burnett
    Permanent Public Access of State Government Information: A State-by-State Compilation and Resource Guide

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Pamela Melton
    Research Habits of the South Carolina Bar

2000-2001

Research Fund: An Endowment Established by LexisNexis®

  • Xia Chen
    Web-based Distance Learning of Principles of American Legal Bibliography
  • Kris Gilliland
    How Lawyers Do Legal Research