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Innovation in the Academy by Roger V. Skalbeck of Georgetown Law Center Roger V. Skalbeck works at Georgetown Law Center as the Associate Law Librarian for Electronic Services in the library. Roger is also an adjunct faculty member, co-teaching a seminar entitled "Technology, Innovation and Law Practice." He can be contacted at If today's law students are going to become effective users of technology tools, law schools need to prepare them for more than just tomorrow's legal practice. At Georgetown, we have come to the realization that we need to prepare students for legal practice 10 years from now. Law students need to understand and appreciate the potential of technology to transform legal practice. I am an associate law librarian in the Georgetown Law Center library, and I co-teach a seminar called "Technology, Innovation and Law Practice" with my colleague Tanina Rostain, a professor of law at Georgetown. With our students, we explore new models for 74 AALL/ILTA White Paper Tech

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