Event Title

Modeling Everyday Technology: How to Integrate Practice-Ready Skills Into Your Course

Start Date

12-5-2022 3:20 PM

End Date

12-5-2022 4:50 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

This session will explore how and why to integrate the professionalism and technology skills necessary to be a practice-ready lawyer into courses without reworking or changing an entire course. Using their own syllabi/training plans, attendees will find places to incorporate these skills into their courses/trainings.

Speaker Bio

Heather J.E. Simmons is the Associate Director for Instruction And Access Services at the University of Georgia School of Law Alexander Campbell King Law Library, a position she has held since 2019. Previous positions include Law & Business Reference Librarian at the University of Illinois College of Law's Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library, Team Leader at the General Motors Library, and Assistant Director of Wayne State University’s Arthur Neef Law Library. She has taught 1L legal Research at UGA, UIUC, and WSU. She has also taught Legal Bibliography at the University of Michigan School of Information. She is developing a new upper-level experiential course on Intellectual Property Research. Heather earned her bachelor's degree in classical archaeology from the University of Michigan, her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University, and her MLS from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and is active in the American Association of Law Libraries.

Michelle Hook Dewey joined Mercer University School of Law in July of 2021 as the Reference and Electronic Services Librarian. Prior to Mercer, Hook Dewey was the Legal Research Services Manager for an Am. Law 100 firm. Previously, Michelle has been a Law Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, and a reference assistant and teaching fellow at Southern Illinois University. Michelle received her MLS from SIU. Michelle has taught first-year Legal Research at Mercer, the University of Illinois, and SIU. She has also taught Law Librarianship and Government Information LIS classes for the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Michelle Hook Dewey is an active member of law library organizations at the local, regional, and national level. She currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries. She has previously presented on legal technology, instruction, mentorship, and management.

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May 12th, 3:20 PM May 12th, 4:50 PM

Modeling Everyday Technology: How to Integrate Practice-Ready Skills Into Your Course

This session will explore how and why to integrate the professionalism and technology skills necessary to be a practice-ready lawyer into courses without reworking or changing an entire course. Using their own syllabi/training plans, attendees will find places to incorporate these skills into their courses/trainings.