Legal Bibliography Management and Student Writing Programs

Audience: Anyone
Technical Level: Low

This program will focus on the software that manages the legal resources that the students find for their legal writing papers. It is based on my experience of using CiteIT for my advocacy’s Appellate Brief writing. Effectively managing the resources for law students can take much of the hassle out of the writing process, and can help students to focus on the content first and then on the citation style later. This is also consistent with the trend of moving from paper heavy to online environment, effectively using technology for the services of legal writing.

MP3: ZhouLR1Th400.mp3

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Don Zhou
Head, Technical Services
William Mitchell College of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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