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Blogs and Books: For law librarians and their clients, research relies on the tools of the past and the future.
• The Future of Legal Scholarship If you are looking for the future of legal scholarship, chances are that you may find it not in a treatise or the traditional law review, but in a different form, profoundly influenced by the blogosphere. by Margaret A. Schilt • ‘I Am in Love With Blogging’ I’m a law professor at the University of Wisconsin and have been since 1984. But that sort of laboring over footnotes and transitions, with multiple edits and years between conception and publishing, is not, I think, where I’ve found my readers. by Ann Althouse • Lawyers, You Can Look It Up It is true that the last 30 years have brought about what is appropriately described as an electronic revolution in legal information, but it is a modern myth that a fully virtual library is an effective resource supporting legal research and optimizing the effectiveness of lawyers. It is an oversimplification of what lawyers need and how they work. by Kay M. Todd • A Firm’s Fun, Page-Flipping Battle Pillsbury’s “Summer Associate Research Challenge” forces teams of summer associates and a team of new associates to accurately answer the most legal questions in 90 minutes or less, without the use of computers. by William P. Atkins

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