Boulder Conferences on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching


The Boulder Conference is a gathering of law librarians who meet to critique scholarly works-in-progress and to develop a pedagogy of legal research instruction. The conference has met annually since 2009. The first conference was held at the University of Colorado Law School's William A. Wise Law Library in Boulder, Colorado.

Boulder Statements

Boulder Statement on Legal Research [pdf] - Eighth Conference in Chicago, Illinois 2016
Legal research is the analysis, search process, information evaluation, and reasoning necessary to ethically solve problems and provide legal advice. Legal research is integral to lawyers’ professional competence.

2009 Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education [pdf] - First Conference in Boulder, Colorado, June 2009

2010 Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education : Signature Pedagogy Statement [pdf] - Second Conference in Boulder, Colorado, June 2010

Boulder Statement on Best Practices for Teaching: Coach Template and Illustrations:   I ,   II ,   III ,   IV [pdf] - Third Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2011 & Fourth Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 2012

Boulder Conferences: Bibliography

Conference Year Conference Location Author(s) Title
2015
Philadelphia
Arredono, Pablo D.
Harvesting and Utilizing Explanatory Parentheticals
2015
Philadelphia
Collova, Jodi L.
Beyond Bikram: Stretching the Definition of Choreographic Works
2015
Philadelphia
deMaine, Susan David
Preparing Law Students for Information Governance
2015
Philadelphia
Lemmer, Catherine
Using Competitive Intelligence Instruction to Develop Practice-Ready Legal Professionals
2015
Philadelphia
Sinder, Janet
The Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development
2015
Philadelphia
Wu, Michelle M.
Food for Thought: Should Libraries Partner with Non-Library Search Engine Providers for Their OPACs and Discovery Layers?
2014
All
Nevelow Mart, Susan, ed.
The Boulder Statements on Legal Research Education : The Intersection of Intellectual and Practical Skills
2014
San Antonio
Linz, Robert
Research Analysis and Planning: The Undervalued Skill in Legal Research Instruction
2014
San Antonio
Azyndar, Susan
Work with Me Here: Collaborative Learning in the Legal Research Classroom
2014
San Antonio
Callister, Paul D.
What Is Meant by Freedom?
2014
San Antonio
deMaine, Susan David
From Disability to Usability in Online Instruction
2014
San Antonio
Kim-Prieto, Dennis; Kahvecioğlu, Mustafa Kerem
Three Faces of Information Literacy in Legal Studies: Research Instruction and Law Student Information Literacy Standards in the American Common Law, British Common Law, and Turkish Civilian Legal Traditions
2014
San Antonio
Rucinksi, Taryn L.
The Elephant in the Room: Toward a Definition of Grey Legal Literature
2013
Seattle
Nevelow Mart, Susan; Ginsburg, Tom
[Dis-]Informing the People’s Discretion: Judicial Deference Under the National Security Exemption of the Freedom of Information Act
2012
Harvard
Armond, David
The Relationship of Legal Tools and the Legal Structure
2012
Harvard
Callister, Paul D.
The Metacognitive Imperative
2012
Harvard
Davidson, Stephanie; Jayasuriya, Kumar
Social Networking and Research Practices: Legal, Ethical and Practical Considerations for Legal Research Educators
2012
Harvard
Krishnaswami, Julie
Critical Information Theory: A New Foundation for Teaching Regulatory Research
2012
Harvard
Mart, Susan Nevelow
Teaching the Benefits and Limits of Human Classification and Machine Algorithms: Theory and Practice
2012
Harvard
Nevers, Shawn G.
Assessment in Legal Research Education
2012
Harvard
Osborne, Caroline L.
A Methodical Approach to Legal Research: The Legal Research Plan, an Essential Tool for Today’s Law Student and New Attorney
2012
Harvard
Parker, Carol A.; Kim-Prieto, Dennis
Implementing Effective Legal Research Pedagogy in Contemporary U.S. Law Schools: Challenges and Opportunities
2012
Harvard
Mirkin, Sima
Extending and Customizing Content Discovery for the Legal Academic Community with III’s Pathfinder Pro: The Pence Law Library Approach
2012
Harvard
Valentine, Sarah
Integrating Legal Research into the Law School Curriculum: Putting the Boulder Statements into Practice
2011
Drexel
Lee, Jootaek
Legal Informatics: Metamorphosing Law Students into Legal Professionals Based on Empirical Evidence of Attorneys’ Information Seeking Behaviors
2011
Drexel
Childs, Scott
Administrative Law Research
2011
Drexel
Custer, Joseph A.
Ideological Voting Applied to the School Desegregation Cases in the Federal Courts of Appeals from the 1960s and 1970s
2011
Drexel
Feliú, Vicenç; Frazer, Helen
Outcomes Assessment and Legal Research Pedagogy
2011
Drexel
Nevelow Mart, Susan
The Case for Curation: The Relevance of Digest and Citator Results in Westlaw and Lexis
2011
Drexel
Harker, Yasmin Sokkar
“Information Is Cheap, but Meaning Is Expensive”: Building Analytical Skill into Legal Research Instruction
2010
Boulder
Street, Leslie; Runyon, Amanda
Finding Middle Ground in Collection Development: How Academic Law Libraries Can Shape Their Collections in Response to the Call for More Practice-Oriented Legal Education
2010
Boulder
Lee, Jootaek
Gatekeepers of Legal Information: Evaluating and Integrating Free Internet Legal Resources into the Classroom
2010
Boulder
Armond, David; Nevers, Shawn
The Practitioners’ Council: Aligning Legal Research Instruction
2010
Boulder
Butler, Margaret
Resource-Based Learning and Course Design: A Brief Theoretical Overview and Practical Suggestions
2010
Boulder
Cordon, Matthew
Task Mastery in Legal Research Instruction
2010
Boulder
Johnson, Nancy
Should You Use a Textbook to Teach Legal Research?
2010
Boulder
Kim-Prieto, Dennis
The Road Not Yet Taken: How Law Student Information Literacy Standards Address Identified Issues in Legal Research Education and Training
2010
Boulder
Parker, Carol A.
How Law Schools Benefit When Librarians Publish, Teach, and Hold Faculty Status
2009
Boulder
Callister, Paul D.
Time to Blossom: An Inquiry into Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Hierarchy and Means for Teaching Legal Research Skills
2009
Boulder
Davidson, Stephanie
Way Beyond Legal Research: Understanding the Research Habits of Legal Scholars
2009
Boulder
Klinefelter, Anne
First Amendment Limits on Library Collection Management,
2009
Boulder
Lihosit, Judith
Research in the Wild: CALR and the Role of Informal Apprenticeship in Attorney Training
2009
Boulder
Nevelow Mart, Susan
The Relevance of Results Generated by Human Indexing and Computer Algorithms: A Study of West’s Headnotes and Key Numbers and LexisNexis’s Headnotes and Topics
2009
Boulder
Sondhi, Sabrina
Should We Care If the Case Digest Disappears?: A Retrospective Analysis and the Future of Legal Research Instruction
2009
Boulder
Valentine, Sarah
Legal Research as a Fundamental Skill: A Lifeboat for Students and Law Schools
2009
Boulder
Alford, Duncan
The Development of the Skills Curriculum in Law Schools: Lessons for Directors of Academic Law Libraries