The Road Not Yet Taken: How Law Student Information Literacy Standards Address Identified Issues in Legal Research Education and Training

26 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last revised: 16 Dec 2012

Dennis Kim-Prieto

Rutgers Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Legal Research Education, Information Literacy

JEL Classification: K00, K49

Suggested Citation

Kim-Prieto, Dennis, The Road Not Yet Taken: How Law Student Information Literacy Standards Address Identified Issues in Legal Research Education and Training (May 1, 2011). Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper No. 088. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1678146 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1678146

Dennis Kim-Prieto (Contact Author)

Rutgers Law School ( email )

NJ
United States

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