Not Just Key Numbers and Keywords Anymore: How User Interface Design Affects Legal Research
Legal research is one of the foundational skills for the practice of law. However, law school graduates frequently do not enter the bar with adequate competencies in this regard. Applying both information-foraging theory and current standards in optimal web design, Ms. Jones considers through a heuristic analysis whether the user interfaces of Westlaw and Lexis help or hinder the process of legal research and the development of effective research skills.
Julie M. Jones. "Not Just Key Numbers and Keywords Anymore: How User Interface Design Affects Legal Research" Law Library Journal 101.1 (2009): 7-30.
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