PURPOSE: The Committee serves to promote the scholarship of the American Association
of Law Libraries' membership by administering the Call for Papers competition. 

CHARGE: The Committee shall promote the writing of scholarly papers and coordinate a
program at the Association's annual meeting offering an opportunity for the winners
of the prize to present their work highlighting various aspects of their writing process.
To this end, the Committee shall establish categories or divisions of eligibility of the
appropriate criteria for selection of winning works; review and set the number of
creative works which will be selected as winners; administer any financial award which
may be available for distribution to winners; and review papers or creative works and
select winners. The Committee shall recommend to the editor of the Law Library Journal
those papers which are suitable for publication. 

Open Division

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Is This a Profession? Establishing Educational Criteria for Law Librarians (2014)

The goal of this article is to encourage discussion leading to the standardization of educational...

 

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Forensic Bibliography: Reconstructing the Library of George Wythe, Law Library Journal (2013)

The Wolf Law Library at the College of William and Mary initiated a project to...

 

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The Practitioners’ Council: Connecting Legal Research Instruction and Current Legal Research Practice (with David L. Armond and Shawn G. Nevers), Law Library Journal (2011)

In order to better prepare law students to perform legal research outside of academia, legal...

 

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The Need for Faculty Status and Uniform Tenure Requirements for Law Librarians, Law Library Journal (2011)

Various statuses, tenure tracks, and performance review standards exist in law librarian tenure or continuous...

 

New Members Division

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From Disability to Usability in Online Instruction (2014)

Online instruction is making inroads into legal education. In this shift from tangible to virtual,...

 

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What About the Majority? Considering the Legal Research Practices of Solo and Small Firm Attorneys (2014)

Solo and small firm practitioners account for the majority of attorneys practicing in the United...

 

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A View from the Flip Side: Using the “Inverted Classroom” to Enhance the Legal Information Literacy of the International LL.M. Student, Law Library Journal (2013)

International students enrolled in LL.M. programs in U.S. law schools come with a wide variety...

 

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"Information is Cheap, but Meaning is Expensive": Building Analytical Skill into Legal Research Instruction, Law Library Journal (2013)

Law students and new attorneys must have well-developed analytical skills in order to find information...

 

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Resource-Based Learning and Course Design: A Brief Theoretical Overview and Practical Suggestions, Law Library Journal (2012)

Ms. Butler argues that librarians teaching legal research should follow resource-based learning pedagogical strategies. Her...

 

Student Division

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How May We Help? Perspectives on Law Librarian Support of Students in Law School Clinics (2014)

In the face of economic pressures and educational policy challenges, law schools nationwide have begun...

 

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It's All Enumerative: Reconsidering Library of Congress Classification in U.S. Law Libraries, Law Library Journal (2014)

Ms. Hallows investigates the widespread use of Library of Congress Classification in U.S. law libraries...

 

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The UNC Law Library's Redaction of Its Digitized Collection of North Carolina Supreme Court Briefs: A Case Study (2014)

This study evaluates the digital redaction process as undertaken by the University of North Carolina...

 

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Training in FCIL Librarianship for Tomorrow's World, Law Library Journal (2013)

Foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) librarianship has grown in importance along with the increased...

 

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Restoring the Public Library Ethos: Copyright, E-Licensing, and the Future of Librarianship, Law Library Journal (2012)

Mr. Cross describes the privileged nature of libraries in copyright law and the way that...

 

Short Form Division

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On Writing with Adverbs (2014)

The standard rules for good writing dictate that adverbs should be avoided. They undermine the...

 

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Law Libraries Linking Data to Mobile Devices: Save Patrons’ Time and Stay Hip (with Anna Russell and Carli Spina), AALL Spectrum (2012)