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ALL-SIS Program: Questioning the Paper Chase: Why Should Law Librarians Obtain a Law Degree?

For many years, the requirement that a law librarian possess a law degree was almost exclusively seen in job postings for academic positions, usually at a supervisory level. However, this requirement is now often associated with even entry-level jobs in all types of law libraries. This program posits two fundamental questions: Do we need law degrees to do our job, and is a law degree a sound financial and professional investment for a law librarian today? A panel of librarians will provide differing viewpoints in answering these and other questions regarding the place of the JD in the profession.