Wednesday, May 25, 2011

teaching legal research without a textbook

Apparently, not everyone assigns a textbook for the legal research component of LRW class. Nancy Johnson explains this approach in her article on "Should You Use a Textbook to Teach Legal Research?"

Here's a summary of what she discusses in the article:

Legal research professors have struggled with the question of assigning and using a text in class. Since there are many excellent legal research texts available, instructors may feel their students need a safety net of a printed textbook. For professors who decide to use a textbook, this article includes reviews of selected current legal research texts. On the other hand, professors may believe that many students do not read their legal research texts and prefer teaching without a textbook. Instead, they may use a series of web sites, PowerPoint slides, tutorials, podcasts, and electronic texts. The article also discusses student reaction to a legal research class at Georgia State University College of Law that does not use a textbook."


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