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Information literacy in the law curriculum: experiences from Cardiff

Davies, Jackie and Jackson, Cathie 2005. Information literacy in the law curriculum: experiences from Cardiff. Law Teacher 39 (2) , pp. 150-160.

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It is often said that the library is to a law student what the laboratory is to the scientist. Are we teaching students not only to find their way around this laboratory, both physical and virtual, but to evaluate what they find and use it effectively? Skills of research, analysis, synthesis and presentation are fundamental to the successful study of law and beyond. How can we ensure that students develop these skills without sacrificing substantive content in an already crowded curriculum? This paper discusses the concept of "information literacy" and how Cardiff Law School used the concept to integrate legal research, IT and other legal skills training into a coherent module with an English Legal System focus.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Information Services
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literacy ; legal research skills ; legal skills ; information technology ; Cardiff Law School
Additional Information: Law Teacher is the journal of the Association of Law Teachers and is published by Sweet & Maxwell.
Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell
ISSN: 0303-9400
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2020 23:36

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