chapter  3
Teaching Advanced Legal Research: Philosophy and Context
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Writing an article that sets forth a philosophy of teaching Advanced Legal Research (ALR) is a presumptuous exercise. Articulating a philosophy of law librarianship itself has been enough of a challenge.2 At least the field of law librarianship has the ethos of a profession with its own professional association that grapples with standards and issues of identity. While there is a rich literature about teaching legal research, complete with a healthy subset of writings about teaching ALR,3 there is no developed professional cohort. There is no center to the enterprise.