Help Us Evaluate Jumpstart
During the last few weeks of the 2008 Spring Semester, the Law Library conducted the Jumpstart Legal Research Program, providing concentrated remedial research skills training for law students who were either beginning their professional careers or working as summer associates and clerks. In order to expand the program and better prepare next summer’s body of graduates and clerks, the Reference Staff would like to invite all returning Jumpstart students to drop by the Reference Office during the first few weeks of the semester and tell them about your work-related research experiences. We are especially interested in whether or not you felt adequately prepared for most of your research tasks, how the Jumpstart sessions helped you and, most importantly, what else we could have told you or what we should be telling you about research in the practicing environment. If you don’t have time to sit down with us during this hectic period of the semester, feel free to simply post a Comment to this entry. Your responses will help us in structuring next spring’s Jumpstart Program and find new ways of making I.U. law students better researchers, better lawyers, and better prospects in an extremely competitive job market.
Finally, remember that if you discover that you’ve forgotten some of your newly-acquired research skills by the end of the school year, we’ll be more than happy to see you at next spring’s Jumpstart sessions.