Traditionally, the focus of academic law librarians has been to teach and support law students and faculty in such areas as legal research and law practice technology. However, the role of law librarians is constantly evolving. This panel will address the diverse and innovative ways in which law librarians have advanced the educational mission of their institutions. Michelle will share her experiences in going from “traditional” librarian teaching in J.D. programs to become involved in new law school programs for undergraduate and non-lawyer graduate students. Eric will discuss his experience teaching a moot court writing team responsible for creating a complex moot court problem based on the law of evidence, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. Mandy and Artie will share their experiences working with Chinese and foreign students in law school, and suggest ways in which law librarians can help Chinese students settle into life in the U.S.
Attendees will gain insight into how law librarians partner with faculty and administrators to develop new degree programs, how they embrace non-traditional teaching roles, and how librarians help meet the unique information needs of foreign law students including those from China. Attendees will come away with ideas that they can implement in their own law libraries.
Michelle M. LaLonde (Interim Director, Adjunct Professor, Arthur Neef Law Library, Wayne State University Law School)
Eric Yap (Reference Librarian & Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School Library)
Mandy Lee (Head of Research & Instruction, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library)
Artie Berns (Head of Public Services, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Law Library)
Billie Jo Kaufman (Law Library Director and Professor of Law, Mercer University Law Library)
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