The Georgetown University Law Library has received a Law Library Publication Award from the American Association of Law Libraries for developing several Web-based legal research tutorials designed to teach first-year law students the basics of legal research. View all tutorials online on our website
Starting in 2007, the Georgetown librarians created the tutorials by using multimedia elements such as interactive demonstrations of online research, scored review questions, and sound to create a self-paced active learning environment to teach legal research skills. Many of the tutorials also require the user's participation in navigating a variety of legal research database simulations.
The tutorials cover topics such as case law research, statutory research, regulatory research, legislative history, secondary resources, and international law research.
The project coordinators were Kumar Percy Jayasuriya, Sara Sampson, and Sara Kelley. The tutorial authors were Amy Burchfield, Sara Kelley, Margaret Krause, Barbara Monroe, Sara Sampson, and Amy Taylor.
An article about the project is featured in the September 2007 issue of the Edward Bennett Williams Friends Newsletter.
Sara Kelley wrote a short article about the project on page 17 of of the Fall 2007 issue of Law Library Lights.