On Embracing the Research Conference

111 Law Libr. J. 7 (2019)

23 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2018 Last revised: 28 Feb 2019

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Alyson Drake

Texas Tech University School of Law

Date Written: February 15, 2018


Research conferences are a tool that should be included in any research or writing instructor's arsenal. In addition to having multiple pedagogical benefits for students, including providing individualized feedback and another opportunity for formative assessment, legal research conferences help students prepare for practice and comprehend that analysis is a critical part of legal research. Learning that research is an analytical exercise rather than a mechanical task will ultimately help them to be better researchers, writers, and attorneys.

Keywords: legal research, legal analysis, legal writing, legal research instruction, legal writing instruction, law practice, practice ready

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Drake, Alyson, On Embracing the Research Conference (February 15, 2018). 111 Law Libr. J. 7 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3126229 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3126229

Alyson Drake (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

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Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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