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A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses

AALL Spectrum, Volume 20, No. 4, pp. 18-21

4 Pages Posted: 25 May 2016  

Leslie Anne Street

Katherine R. Everett Law Library; Georgetown University Law Center

Shawn G. Nevers

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: May 23, 2016

Abstract

When the dust settled on the ABA’s most recent overhaul of its ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, librarians were met with a number of significant changes. While not as obviously relevant as the changes to the library standards, one change that intimately affects librarians teaching legal research is the addition of simulation courses to the standards. A subset of experiential courses, simulation courses seem like a ripe designation for advanced and specialized legal research courses. This article explores the experiential and simulation course standards and how two law libraries are applying these standards to legal research courses.

Keywords: legal research, simulation course, ABA Standards, experiential course, 303, 304, law librarians

Suggested Citation

Street, Leslie Anne and Nevers, Shawn G., A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses (May 23, 2016). AALL Spectrum, Volume 20, No. 4, pp. 18-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2783442

Leslie Anne Street

Katherine R. Everett Law Library ( email )

102 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC NC 27514
United States

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

Washington, DC 20001
United States

Shawn G. Nevers (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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