Yasmin Sokkar Harker, “Information Is Cheap, but Meaning Is Expensive”: Building Analytical Skill into Legal Research Instruction, 105 LAW LIBR. J. 79 (2013).
Law students and new attorneys must have well-developed analytical skills in order to find information that is pertinent to their legal problems and to become competent legal researchers in today's information-rich environment. Law librarians and legal research instructors can help develop students' analytical skills by asking them to participate in activities that encourage metacognition about processes that are critical to information seeking.