This reporter had no axe to grind. Thought this was a nice piece on the next generation of law students, who are tomorrow's practitioners. You need to read the full article.
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A component of Pitt Law’s foundations of legal research class sends first-year students flipping through the wood pulp for legal information. Called “scavenger hunts” or “search and destroy” for their effect on the library stacks, this exercise requires law students to learn cross-referencing methods in the profession’s most antiquated medium.
First-year student Yvonne Messeih added, “If you are working for someone who is old-fashioned, they may not trust the Internet.”
“I do the majority of legal research for the partners at [Bassi, McCune & Vreeland] and the only time I am not using Westlaw for my research is when our Internet connection is down,” he said by e-mail.