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Law Librarians Host “Half-Baked” Session for Faculty

Law Librarians Host “Half-Baked” Session for Faculty

On Tuesday, April 28, four Loyola Law Librarians hosted a “Half-Baked” session in the Law School’s Faculty Lounge, with the goal of introducing faculty members to new developments in legal research and legal research technology.

Law Library Director Patricia Scott demonstrated two cutting-edge legal research resources: Casetext, a database which provides free access to cases and statutes and uses crowdsourcing (insights contributed by the legal community) to annotate those primary sources; and Ravel Law’s Judges Analytics platform, which provides information and analysis on the decisions of individual federal court judges. Lucy Robbins, our Head of Access Services, presented several browser add-ons (listed in full here), including add-ons for screen captures and for free legal research. Joe Mitzenmacher, our Reference and Electronic Services Librarian, showed several free mobile apps (listed in full here), ranging from apps for legal research to an app for scanning documents and turning business cards into contacts on your mobile device. And Reference Librarian Tom Keefe gave a reprise of his presentation to law students on the “Invisible Web” (view slides here). If you have any questions about any of the resources we covered, please feel free to contact us!