Michael J. Bushbaum

Associate Law Librarian for Access Services & Associate Professor of Law
Mike.Bushbaum@valpo.edu

Education

Master of Librarianship with Law Librarianship Certificate, University Of Washington (1994)
J.D., Northwestern School Of Law Of Lewis & Clark College (1993)
B.S., University Of Nevada (1990)

Courses Taught & Research Interests

First Year Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Academic Success Program

Recent Articles & Publications

‘They’re Practically Learning': Pointers on Practical Legal Research Exams,¬†Perspectives in Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Winter Ed. (with Steven R. Probst)

Computer Lab Assistant Manual. In house (1999 – 2005)

Columns for Reporter, library newsletter. In house (1996 – present)

Various columns for the law school newspaper. In house

CRIV News various articles and conference reviews

Professional Activities

American Association of Law Libraries
Chicago Association of Law Libraries
Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries
Indiana State Bar Association

Related Professional Experience

Faculty member of TRIALL (Teaching Research in Academic Law Libraries), a two day invitation only conference teaching other law librarians how to prepare and teach legal research. For this, Prof. Bushbaum prepared a two hour block on curriculum design and preparation. He was also a member of the panel discussing how to manuever through the political minefields of law school when you want to change how legal research is perceived as well as leading multiple small group sessions on every aspect of teaching legal research to today’s students.