Date/Time: Sunday, July 17, 2016: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator/Moderator: Gail Partin, Dickinson School of Law Library of the Pennsylvania State University
Speakers: Barbara Gabor, Wilmerhale; Robert Linz, University of Colorado Law School
Wm. A. Wise Law Library; Rebecca Mattson, Dickinson School of Law Library of the Pennsylvania State University; Christine Stouffer, Thompson Hine LLP; Rebecca Trammell, Stetson University College of Law;
Sally Wise, University of Miami School of Law Library
Tracks: Reference, Research & Client Services; Teaching
New law school graduates may arrive at their first job without the skills needed to perform a variety of legal research. Efforts to educate law students and lawyers to improve research competency are underway in all types of legal environments. In a series of lightning talks, speakers will highlight the methods they are using to assess and enhance legal research competency in academic, government, and private workplaces. AALL’s legal research competencies, developed to create competent, effective, and efficient legal researchers, provide a compendium of benchmarks to draw upon.