February 15, 2009
Are You Going to Hire a Faculty Research Assistant?
If you are planning to hire a faculty research assistant (or if you want to have a better working relationship with your current research assistants), you might want to share this link with students who apply for the job. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1265844 It is an article that I published in the Student Lawyer Magazine with advice to students on how to get a job as a faculty research assistant and how to do a good job if hired.
and for first year research instruction ...
Click here to link to an article reminding us of the legal research basics that first year law students ought to learn.
hat tip: Prof. Candle Wester-Mittan
Research Beyond the First Year
Brooke J. Bowman at Stetson University College of Law has a new article of intererest on SSRN. The article is called Researching Across the Curriculum: The Road Must Continue Beyond the First Year and it was published in the Oklahoma Law Review. Here's the abstract:
In the ever growing movement to integrate skills and values across the law school curriculum, research instruction cannot be overlooked or forgotten. Research serves as the fulcrum upon which "skills and values" such as ethics and practical application of doctrinal studies, rests. Therefore, research instruction cannot be limited to what the students learn in their first-year legal research and writing classes. A concentrated effort must be made in all classes to ensure that what the students learn in the first-year research and writing classes will be further developed, refined, revisited and reinforced. This Article, Research Across the Curriculum: The Road Must Continue Beyond the First Year, offers a new paradigm for how research instruction should change in the upper-level classes from requiring all students to take Advanced Legal Research courses, for example, to integrating research instruction into specialized areas such as international law and tax courses.
Hat tip to Ellen Podgor