Library Research Labs: A Hands-On Approach to Taking the First Step with Your Students to Reflect Good Practice in Legal Education
Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 14, p. 73, 2006
8 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 5, 2009
In 2002, Suffolk University Law School began offering library research labs to students in the first-year Legal Practice Skills (LPS) course to give them the opportunity to tackle their first legal research exercises as part of a small group with the ready assistance of a reference librarian and an LPS professor.
This article describes the structure of the research labs and explains how they reflect the "Seven Principles of Good Practice in Legal Education" that were developed to improve student learning, enhance law school teaching, and increase faculty and student personal satisfaction.
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