Teaching Research Using an Information Literacy Paradigm

22 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 1 (2014)

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-29

13 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2014 Last revised: 29 Aug 2014

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Ellie Margolis

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Kristen E. Murray

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Date Written: August 28, 2014

Abstract

Legal research technology has changed dramatically in the last fifteen years, and traditional legal research instruction needs to be modified for the modern age. This article introduces the concept of information literacy as the ideal framework for a new paradigm for legal research pedagogy, and offers advice (including five basic foundational principles) about teaching legal research using an information literacy paradigm.

Keywords: legal education, legal research, legal writing, law school, library, legal research and writing, information literacy, technology

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Margolis, Ellie and Murray, Kristen E., Teaching Research Using an Information Literacy Paradigm (August 28, 2014). 22 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 1 (2014); Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2467731 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2467731

Ellie Margolis

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Kristen E. Murray (Contact Author)

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-2379 (Phone)

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