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  

Samantha A. Moppett

Suffolk University Law School

Richard Buckingham

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: March 5, 2009

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Moppett, Samantha A. and Buckingham, Richard, Library Research Labs: A Hands-On Approach to Taking the First Step with Your Students to Reflect Good Practice in Legal Education (March 5, 2009). Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 14, p. 73, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1354196

Samantha A. Moppett (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

Richard Buckingham

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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