What I learned from this session:
Natalie Wieland’s paper was full of practical pointers, not only about legal research training but about legal research itself. Most importantly, legal research is a skill which must be continually learned and relearned - this applies to everyone: law students, graduates, partners and librarians.
I liked her attitude about teaching legal research, not apologetic at all, but in your face. If new graduates knew how important these skills were, they would be banging on our doors for training. But generally this isn’t happening, so we need to be more proactive about motivating them to want to learn these skills. This may involve doing things which aren’t so “nice”, like exploiting their anxieties and competitiveness and even rubbing their faces in their own ignorance.