Training the Lawyers of Tomorrow Through the Clinics of Today: Three Models for Practical Library Services in Clinical Law School Settings and Beyond (I2)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Amy A. Emerson, Villanova Law Library; Lisa Winkler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Stephanie Wilson, Seattle University School of Law

The value of library services tailored to the unique needs of law school clinics cannot be over-emphasized. Complex, live client work provides a multitude of opportunities for librarians to teach practical, real-world research skills to students, creating well-prepared lawyers. This session will introduce three models whose concepts can be implemented in law firm, academic, or government libraries to raise the library’s profile within their institution.

The first model is an embedded librarian program where librarians co-teach clinical courses; the next is a dedicated liaison librarian for a large clinical operation; and the last model is a librarian who is the director of the library’s own research clinic. You will leave with an implementable framework for each approach that can work across a variety of libraries and institutions.

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