Monday, April 14, 2008
Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing is now in its 16th edition. It is published and mailed for free by West Publishing ("as a service to the Legal Community," as it says on the front cover). It is a great resource for those of us who teach legal research and writing.
You can get a free subscription by writing to West, P.O. Box 64833, St. Paul, MN 55164-9777 (attn A. Laughlin, D5-S238).
You may find it easier to view the pdf at http://west.thomson.com/newsletters/perspectives/.
Past issues -- going back to volume 1 -- are searchable on Westlaw in the Perspectives Database (PERSPEC) and in the LEGNEWSL, TP-ALL, and LAWPRAC databases.
The editor is Mary Hotchkiss of the University of Washington School of Law and the Information School in Seattle Washington. On her editorial board are Barbara Bintliff (University of Colorado), Elizabeth Edinger (Catholic University of America Law Library), Penny Hazelton (University of Washington Law Library), Judith Meadows (State Law Library of Montana), Kathryn Mercer (Case Western Reserve University School of Law), Helene Shapo (Northwestern), Craig Smith (Vanderbilt), and Kay Todd (Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, Atlanta, Georgia).