The Road Not Yet Taken: How Law Student Information Literacy Standards Address Identified Issues in Legal Research Education and Training
Rutgers Law School
May 1, 2011
Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper No. 088
Legal Research Education has been slow to adopt Information Literacy (IL) as a framework, despite the demonstrated utility of this framework when applied to library instruction and assessment. This article defines Law Student Information Literacy (LSIL), analyzes how LSIL Standards address existing and identified deficits in the current state of legal research education, and offers a copy of the draft LSIL Standards. The recently approved Law Student Research Competency Principles are appended to the end of this article.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Legal Research Education, Information Literacy
JEL Classification: K00, K49
Date posted: December 18, 2010 ; Last revised: December 16, 2012
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