I am the Director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library and Professor of Law at the
University of Missouri Kansas City. 

My research interests focuses on the relationship of the information environment to
jurisprudence, the rule of law, social, economic and political stability, and the
evolution of government and legal institutions. 

My web bio is posted at http://www1.law.umkc.edu/faculty/callister/bio/callister.htm.

Legal Research and Bibliography

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Time to Blossom: An Inquiry into Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Means to Ordered Legal Research Skills, Law Lib. Journal (2010)

Within law librarianship and legal education, there has been far too little scholarly engagement on...

 

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Thinking like a Research Expert: Schemata for Teaching Complex Problem-Solving Skills, Legal Reference Services Quarterly (2009)

The difference between expert and novice problem-solvers is that experts have organized their thinking into...

 

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Law and Heidegger’s Question Concerning Technology: A Prolegomenon to Future Law Librarianship, Law Library Journal (2007)

Following World War II, the German philosopher Martin Heidegger offered one of the most potent...

 

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Beyond Training: Law Librarianship’s Quest for the Pedagogy of Legal Research Instruction, Law Library Journal (2003)

The paper (I) outlines the nature and extent of the dissatisfaction with legal research instruction...

 

Law and Society

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The Book as Authoritative Sign in Seventeenth-Century England: A Review Through the Lens of Holistic Media Theory, Law, Culture & Visual Studies (2014)

Seventeenth-century England is primarily a textual era for legal authority, but the book also has...

 

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Books above the Throne: Geopolitical and Technological Factors Exalting Textual Authority in Seventeenth-Century England, Under Submission (2008)

Actualization of the rule of law necessitates more than the enumeration of individual rights and...

 

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Law and Heidegger’s Question Concerning Technology: A Prolegomenon to Future Law Librarianship, Law Library Journal (2007)

Following World War II, the German philosopher Martin Heidegger offered one of the most potent...

 

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Identity and Market for Loyalties Theories: The Case for Free Information Flow in Insurgent Iraq, Saint Louis University Public Law Review (2006)

When monopoly control over the flow of information is lost, the unavoidable consequence is destabilization....

 

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Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence and the Information Ecosphere, UMKC Law Review (2005)

For so long as it has been important to know “what the law is,” the...

 

Rule of Law

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The Book as Authoritative Sign in Seventeenth-Century England: A Review Through the Lens of Holistic Media Theory, Law, Culture & Visual Studies (2014)

Seventeenth-century England is primarily a textual era for legal authority, but the book also has...

 

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Books above the Throne: Geopolitical and Technological Factors Exalting Textual Authority in Seventeenth-Century England, Under Submission (2008)

Actualization of the rule of law necessitates more than the enumeration of individual rights and...

 

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Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence and the Information Ecosphere, UMKC Law Review (2005)

For so long as it has been important to know “what the law is,” the...

 

Law and Semiotics

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The Book as Authoritative Sign in Seventeenth-Century England: A Review Through the Lens of Holistic Media Theory, Law, Culture & Visual Studies (2014)

Seventeenth-century England is primarily a textual era for legal authority, but the book also has...