Legal Research and Sourcebook Committee
Searchable compilation of syllabi, course materials, and research problems used in teaching introductory and advanced legal research. (*Access restricted. AALL members may contact the webmaster for login information.)
Legal Research Roundtables
- 2010 Legal Research Roundtable
- Summary of the 2010 ALL-SIS Legal Research Roundtable discussions about: 1) teaching foreign and international law research; 2) teaching specialized legal research courses; 3) producing CLE programs or courses for CLE credit; 4) students’ use and expectation of technology; 5) the availability and use of technology in the law school and in the classroom; 6) cooperation between academic, firm, and court librarians to effectively teach legal research; 7) what steps have libraries and/or library departments taken to cope with budget cuts and poor financial conditions? 8) will teaching legal research change if it becomes part of the bar exam? and, 9) developing, drafting and application of complex research exercises. Discussions were well attended and special thanks goes to all the volunteer moderators and note takers.
- 2009 Legal Research Roundtable
- Summary of the 2009 ALL-SIS Legal Research Roundtable discussions, including texts used in teaching basic legal research, sources covered (teach administrative regulations to first year students?), evaluation methods, and best practices for designing legal research courses.
- 2008 Legal Research Roundtable
- Summary of the 2008 ALL-SIS Legal Research Roundtable discussions, including Teaching Introductory Legal Research, "To Text or Not to Text," Effectively Integrating Legal Research Instruction with Legal Writing, Role of Information Literacy in Teaching Legal Research, Teaching Research to Foreign and LLM Students, and Teaching Advanced & Specialized Research.
- 2007 Legal Research Roundtable
- Not available.
- 2006 Legal Research Roundtable
- Summary of the 2006 ALL-SIS Legal Research Roundtable discussions, including Teaching Legal Research to Foreign and LLM Students, Using Instructional Technology in Teaching Legal Research, Teaching Introductory Legal Research, and Teaching Advanced and Specialized Legal Research.
- 2005 Advanced Legal Research Roundtable
- Summary of the 2005 ALL-SIS Advanced Legal Research Roundtable, including attendees' suggestions for improving various aspects of ALR courses.
ALL-SIS Legal Research Survey Results
- 2004 LexisNexis and Westlaw Instruction Survey (by ALL-SIS Relations with Online Vendors Committee)
- Covers how law schools teach LexisNexis and Westlaw, including whether it is taught by vendor representatives or librarians, and how much is taught.
- 2002 Advanced Legal Research Survey Results
- Covers how advanced legal research is taught (format, credits, by whom, with what technology, etc.).