Monday, November 20, 2006

Chicago-Kent research conference set for May '07

Chikent Mary Rose Strubbe and Keith Ann Stiverson of Chicago-Kent College of Law have announced the “Back to the Future of Legal Research” conference to be held on May 18 & 19, 2007. Conference topics will include the following:

      • Results of the follow-up surveys on practitioners’ research habits
      • Research teaching techniques in our electronic age
      • Law students’ research abilities and how they differ from those of their employers in practice and their law school professors
      • Internet access to abundant free material and how it will change the legal research landscape
      • Teaching students to think critically about the material that they gather from free sites
      • Citing sensibly to electronic sources that will change over time
      • Exploring the burgeoning availability of international law sources and understanding why these sources will take on increasing importance to lawyers and students
      • Teaching students to evaluate the content of their research rather than the medium in which it is found


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