Like Mark Twain: The Death of Academic Law Libraries Is an Exaggeration
Forthcoming at 106 Law Libr. J. ____ (2014).
15 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2014 Last revised: 28 May 2015
Date Written: July 3, 2014
At the 2013 CALI Conference on Law School Computing, Professor James Milles, professor and former library director of the SUNY Buffalo Law School, presented his draft paper positing that academic law libraries are doomed. The author presented his contrasting viewpoints in the same session. This paper is based on his presentation and has been updated to account for adoption of the revised law school accreditation standards approved by the ABA Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in 2014. While the author agrees with the underlying observations set out by Professor Milles, he envisions a scenario where law libraries, and more importantly librarians, remain an essential part of law school life.
Keywords: Law Libraries, Law Schools, Legal Education
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