jane bahnson

  • Reading the fine print: what did we just agree to?

    There is a database that has been on my wish list since my first weeks as a law librarian. This summer, with the arrival of new faculty expressing strong interest, we finally entered into negotiation for access. Regrettably, we could not make it work when the non-negotiable fine print included an obligation we could not… Continue reading

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  • Wolters-Kluwer Semi Annual Meeting

    The semi-annual meeting with Wolters-Kluwer was held at the end of May. Present were Vani Ungapen, of the AALL Executive Director’s office, Jenna Ellis from Wolters-Kluwer, Michelle Hook Dewey, the AALL-CRIV Board Liaison, Jeff Brandimarte of Wolters-Kluwer, and Jane Bahnson from CRIV. Jenna introduced Jeff Brandimarte, who joined Wolters Kluwer a little over a year… Continue reading


  • E-books and Open Book Exams

    By: Emilie Menzel, Jane Bahnson The advent of ChatGPT has left many faculty members uneasy with allowing student access to the internet while taking law exams and many are considering switching back to in-person timed exams. Considering the in-person administration of state bar exams, a switch back to the traditional methods may be a pedagogically… Continue reading

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  • Wolters Kluwer Semi-Annual Call

    CRIV Vendor Liaison – Wolters Kluwer Semi-Annual Call 11/29/2022 Attending:       Jenna Ellis, Wolters Kluwer Liaison                         Vani Ungapen, AALL Executive Director                         Michelle Hook Dewey, AALL-CRIV Board Liaison                         Jane Bahnson, AALL CRIV Wolters Kluwer Board Liaison The meeting commenced at 3:00 pm. Jane has taken over as the new AALL CRIV Wolters Kluwer… Continue reading

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  • Platform Updates and the 1L Teaching Conundrum

    Last week, Westlaw invited us to test drive Westlaw Precision a few months before the scheduled January general rollout. We are grateful for the head’s up. No instructor wants to be simultaneously learning how to use a research platform while teaching students how to use it. But it does once again present the problem of… Continue reading

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