Interesting post in Law.com about how the first year law students appear to an experienced law librarian, and what their attitudes are to books and paper materials, and to legal research assignments.
This is the start of the so-called Millennial Generation who have been told that they are:
Special: have been told they are special all their lives.
Sheltered: kept from harm’s way and have highly structured lives.
Confident: see special; they expect good news and believe in themselves.
Conventional: accept social rules.
Team-oriented: they like to work together and keep in contact with peers.
Achieving: see special, confident and team-oriented; they expect to accomplish a lot.
Pressured: much is expected from them.
Read the article to see how they cope with law school and legal research. And how they will fit into the legal profession.