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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

2007

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Externship Demographics Redux, J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy, Robert Seibel Jan 2007

Externship Demographics Redux, J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy, Robert Seibel

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Professors Ogilvy (Catholic University) and Seibel (California Western) report on the results of a national survey of externship programs at American Law Schools and compare many of the data points to previous surveys of externship programs to chart the growth of legal externships in 1) number of schools with externship programs as part of their curriculum, 2) number of discrete courses within programs, and 3) the increasing sophistication and complexity of the pedagogy associated with legal externships. Some of the data discussed include the average number of credits allowed for participation in externships, the average number of hours of fieldwork ...


Student Services In The 21st Century: Evolution And Innovation In Discovering Student Needs, Teaching Information Literacy, And Designing Library 2.0-Based Services, Frances M. Brillantine, Kumar Jayasuriya Jan 2007

Student Services In The 21st Century: Evolution And Innovation In Discovering Student Needs, Teaching Information Literacy, And Designing Library 2.0-Based Services, Frances M. Brillantine, Kumar Jayasuriya

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The authors discuss the changing library needs of law students as computers, technology, and legal publishing evolve. In order to track the evolving needs of students, the authors discuss ways that librarians can survey students and explain how focus groups and usability tests can provide further insights regarding students’ research skills and information needs. The article examines the literature regarding information literacy and suggests minimum standards for legal information literacy upon graduation, and the authors suggest new services that law librarians could create for law students. Next the authors examine the recent literature about Library 2.0 services, and offer ...