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Dickinson Law Adjunct Faculty Services Guide

Instruction

  • 1L Legal Research
    • Law library faculty members teach the legal research portion of the first-year courses.
    • Lectures include case law, statutes, secondary sources, legal research planning, administrative law, and legislative history.
  • Strategic Legal Research
    • Upper-level three-credit course taught by the law librarians.
    • The processes and techniques of research are explored from historic, conceptual, and practical perspectives.
    • Includes international and foreign research, legislative history, practice resources, and administrative law.
  • Guest Lectures
    • Law library faculty members are available to offer guest lectures on a variety of topics.
    • Courses in which law librarians have given presentations include Introduction to United States Law, Legislation, Legal Analysis and Factual Persuasion, International Law, Comparative Law, and European Union Law Seminar.  Law librarians have also offered lectures on topic selection, The Bluebook, and researching international law to the law school’s moot court teams and law reviews.
    • Law librarians have offered presentations at programs offered by the Career Services Office and at continuing legal education seminars.

Course Guides

  • Customized research guide for your course
    • Created by a legal information expert in collaboration with you.
    • Assists your students in maximizing the learning potential offered by your course.
    • Can be modified at any time to adapt to the changing needs of your course and students.

Liaison Programs

  • Customized Informal Liaison Program
    • Adjunct law faculty who need research assistance with projects are welcome to contact any of the law librarians.
    • If a law librarian does not feel qualified in a particular area of law, they will refer the adjunct law faculty member to a librarian who is familiar with that area.

Reference Service

  • Each of the librarians of the H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Law Library has a unique legal background. While you should feel free to speak with any of the librarians about your issue, you may be referred to another librarian who may have more expertise in your particular field.