A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses
AALL Spectrum, Volume 20, No. 4, pp. 18-21
4 Pages Posted: 25 May 2016
Date Written: May 23, 2016
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
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