Thursday, June 21, 2007

Recent report on Information Obesity Touches on Legal Research

A recent report issued by Harvard and LexisNexis concludes:

"A large majority of lawyers perceive critical gaps between what they are taught in law schools and the skills they need in the workplace, and appropriate technologies are not being used to help close this gap. This was the core conclusion of a new study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, in partnership with LexisNexis."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Legal Research Starting Points - Web from TVC

TVC has updated their legal research guide as of 6/18/2007. Some of the sites referenced are at the URL below.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pillsbury Summer Associate Research Challenge

Check out this program that the Librarians at the DC office of Pillsbury put on this summer.

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog sarcastically titles their post Pillsbury Summer Associates: Rockin’ the Law Library. Sounds like a cool program to me! Unfortunately, many of the Law Blog commentators had some negative things to say about legal research and law librarians.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Funny Post from Joe Hodnicki

Joe Hodnicki from Univ. of Cincinnati Law Library has issued his annual apology to law firm and court librarians, acknowledging that law students working in law firms and courts over the summer are woefully unprepared for real legal research projects. Joe says, "as long as legal research is taught to 1Ls in legal writing courses, instead of in standalone courses, this situation is not going to improve much."