Critical Legal Research: Who Needs It?

112 Law Library Journal 327 (2020)

17 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2021

Date Written: April 20, 2021


This article builds on prior works to develop a framework for practicing and teaching Critical Legal Research in such a way as “to prepare a free relationship” between the researcher and AI-powered legal research. The author argues that it is only in doing so that legal innovation will continue to be possible.

Keywords: critical legal research, critical legal information, critical librarianship, legal research, artificial intelligence

Suggested Citation

Mignanelli, Nicholas, Critical Legal Research: Who Needs It? (April 20, 2021). 112 Law Library Journal 327 (2020), Available at SSRN:

Nicholas Mignanelli (Contact Author)

Yale Law School ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06510
United States

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