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May It Please The Court: A Longitudinal Study Of Judicial Citation To Academic Legal Periodicals, Brian T. Detweiler Oct 2020

May It Please The Court: A Longitudinal Study Of Judicial Citation To Academic Legal Periodicals, Brian T. Detweiler

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Part I of this article examines the proportion of reported opinions from U.S. federal and state courts between 1945 and 2018 that cite at least one academic legal periodical, while Part II applies that data beginning in 1970 to compare the proportion of opinions that cite to the flagship journals of 17 law schools selected and hierarchically categorized based on their U.S. News & World Reports rankings. Representing the most elite schools are Harvard Law Review and Yale Law Journal, the two longest running student-edited journals at arguably the two most prestigious law schools in the United States, followed ...


Citation Databases For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty Mar 2020

Citation Databases For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty

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Traditional citation sources, such as Web of Science, index limited numbers of law journals. Consequently, although not designed for generating scholarship citation metrics, many law scholarship citation studies use law-specific databases like Westlaw or LexisNexis to gather citations. This article compares citation metrics derived from Web of Science and Westlaw to metrics derived from Google Scholar and HeinOnline’s citation tools. The study finds that HeinOnline and Westlaw generate higher metrics than Web of Science, and Google Scholar generates higher metrics than both. However, metrics from all four sources are highly correlated, so rankings generated from any may be very ...


Revisiting The Open Access Citation Advantage For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty Dec 2019

Revisiting The Open Access Citation Advantage For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty

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Citation studies in law have shown a significant citation advantage for open access legal scholarship. A recent cross-disciplinary study, however, gave opposite results. This article shows how methodology, including the definition of open access and the source of the citation data, can affect the results of open access citation studies.


Reaching And Teaching Millennials: Designing The Future Of Student Services, Brian T. Detweiler, Kimberly Mattioli, Mike Martinez Jr. Dec 2018

Reaching And Teaching Millennials: Designing The Future Of Student Services, Brian T. Detweiler, Kimberly Mattioli, Mike Martinez Jr.

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Today's students have come to expect library services that are quite different from their predecessors and law librarians must evolve to meet their needs. As law libraries in the United States face the realities of declining enrolment and decreasing budgets, it is imperative that we find new and creative ways to build positive relationships with our students while also preparing them for the realities of practicing law in an environment driven by rapid technological change. Three law librarians from the United States, Brian Detweiler, Kimberly Mattioli, and Mike Martinez, Jr., discuss their successes and failures in reaching out to ...


A Quick Word About Technology Competence: The University At Buffalo School Of Law’S Microsoft Word Training Program, Brian Detweiler Jan 2017

A Quick Word About Technology Competence: The University At Buffalo School Of Law’S Microsoft Word Training Program, Brian Detweiler

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The History Of The American Bar Association Accreditation Standards For Academic Law Libraries, Theodora Belniak Jan 2014

The History Of The American Bar Association Accreditation Standards For Academic Law Libraries, Theodora Belniak

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Using materials from the American Bar Association (ABA), such as annual reports and conference reports as well as other periodical materials, this article reviews the standards used to define academic law libraries from the formation of the ABA to the present and discusses the impact of the standards on the law library as an institution.


The Law Librarian Of The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries: A Figuration In Flux, Theodora Belniak Jan 2009

The Law Librarian Of The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries: A Figuration In Flux, Theodora Belniak

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Through inspection of scholarly writings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Ms. Belniak articulates the skill sets, knowledge areas, and personality characteristics of the archetypal law librarian over the last one hundred years.


A Law Librarian's Guide To Unpublished Judicial Opinions, Joseph L. Gerken Jan 2004

A Law Librarian's Guide To Unpublished Judicial Opinions, Joseph L. Gerken

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Mr. Gerken provides readers with an overview of the rules and practice related to the nonpublication of judicial decisions. Using a question-and-answer format, he offers a convenient reference source for librarians to consult when responding to patron inquiries about unpublished opinions. A selective annotated bibliography of articles on the subject is included.


Does Lewis V. Casey Spell The End To Court-Ordered Improvement Of Prison Law Libraries?, Joseph L. Gerken Jan 2003

Does Lewis V. Casey Spell The End To Court-Ordered Improvement Of Prison Law Libraries?, Joseph L. Gerken

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The Supreme Court's decision in Lewis v. Casey raises the bar for advocates seeking court-ordered improvements in prison law libraries. Whether it dooms all such efforts to failure may well depend on the willingness of trial courts to take into account the realities of prisoners' pro se litigation.


Legal Research In A Slide Carousel, Karen L. Spencer Feb 1978

Legal Research In A Slide Carousel, Karen L. Spencer

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