Author of the Week:Jessica de Perio Wittman at the University of Connecticut School of Law

Jessica is the Director of Information Technology Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the information technology systems, equipment, and services for the law school campus. She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before arriving at UConn, Jessica was the Assistant Director for Academic Technology at The John Marshall Law School and was responsible for managing classroom technology, distance education, and media services. She has also created and taught distance education courses at the University of Florida Law School and The John Marshall Law School. Jessica is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of New England.

Author of the Week: Michelle Cosby at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Michelle Cosby (J.D., M.L.S.) is the Associate Director of the Joel A. Katz Law Library. She formerly held positions as the Senior Reference Librarian at the North Carolina Central University School of Law Library, where she managed the reference department and participated in teaching Legal Research & Analysis and Legal Research & Persuasion. She also held positions as the Faculty Services Librarian at North Carolina Central University School of Law Library, Reference Librarian at the University of Kentucky College of Law Library, and Reference/Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Miami School of Law Library.

QuizWright gets a Question Bank

We’ve added a Question Bank feature to CALI QuizWright®, our formative assessment system. The new feature uses multiple choice questions selected from CALI Contracts Lessons. The 150+ contracts questions are available to everyone who uses QuizWright. Over the course of the fall semester we plan on adding more questions, both in contracts and in other areas of the first year curriculum including torts and property.

Author of the Week: Gail Mathapo at the University of Florida Levin College of Law

Gail Mathapo is a Reference Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law Legal Information Center, which she joined in 2016.  She previously worked at The University of the District of Columbia’s Law Library.

Gail currently teaches a Legal Research Course. She is active in the American Association of Law Libraries and currently embarking on serving as the 2018-2019 Chair of the Legal Research Teach-In Kit Committee.  She obtained her M.L.I.S. from Catholic University of America and received her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law.

Author of the Week: Rachel Purcell at University of Florida Levin College of Law

Rachel Purcell joined the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law’s Legal Information Center in 2016 as an Information Management Librarian & Professor of Legal Research. Her expertise includes education pedagogy, information management, cataloging services and legal research, where she teaches students to use both print and electronic and formats to locate case law and relevant statues at both the state and federal levels. She previously worked at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk where she specialized in mass tort litigation. Purcell earned her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Author of the Week: Sarah Ann Lewis at University of Florida Levin College of Law

Sarah A. Lewis is a Reference Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Sarah teaches Legal Research, a course focusing on teaching students how to research statutory and case law on both a state and federal level.  Sarah received her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee, and her Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Knowledge Management from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Prior to becoming a law librarian, Sarah practiced corporate and public finance law in Atlanta, Georgia.

Author of the Week: Professor Ira Steven Nathenson from Saint Thomas University School of Law, Miami

Ira Steven Nathenson is a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University, where he teaches courses in Civil Procedure, Cyberlaw, and Intellectual Property. He founded St. Thomas Law's innovative Intellectual Property Certificate program, which uses role-playing simulations and live websites to integrate the learning of IP law, lawyering skills, and professional ethics. Professor Nathenson also runs popular websites—his homepage and YouTube channel—that provide numerous learning resources on Civil Procedure and other topics.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Professor Nathenson served as a judicial law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced Intellectual Property law at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates LLP).

Professor Nathenson's research and writing interests are diverse. He has published in numerous law reviews on topics such as copyright, trademark, technology and internet law, procedural justice, and legal education reform. He has twice won the prestigious BNEF Ladas Memorial Award for his writings on the internet and branding law.

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