Convergence of Information and Law: A Comparative Study between I-Schools and Other ALISE Schools

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Publication Date

Winter 2008


Information legislation, Information science, Law schools, College admission, Legal information, Curricula, Science education, Academic libraries, School libraries, Information science schools


This study examined the incorporation of law-related courses into information studies curricula. Data were gathered from the 59 member schools of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ELISE) and 4 members of the i-School community, who are not ALISE members. Results indicated that schools are infusing law-related courses in their curricula, and that i-Schools seem to be early adopters in this regard, as compared to other ALISE schools.

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Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v. 49, no. 1, p. 1-22