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Alyson Drake

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Adjunct Professor of Law

Alyson joined Fordham Law Library in June 2020 as the Instructional Services Librarian. Prior to joining Fordham, she was the Assistant Director of Operations & Educational Programs and Director of the Excellence in Legal Research Program at the Texas Tech University Law Library.  She received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School and her M.L.I.S. at the University of Maryland College Park.  Alyson's scholarship focuses on instructional design and legal research pedagogy, focusing on the use of cognitive science-backed strategies to improve long-term retention of legal research skills.  She also blogs on these issues at www.legalresearchpedagogy.com

Selected Publications:

  • On Embracing the Research Conference, 111 Law Lib. J. 7 (2019).
  • Comparative Lawin Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law: A Research Bibliography: 2007-2016 (2018) (contributing editor).
  • Foreign Law, in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law: A Research Bibliography: 2007-2016 (2018) (contributing editor).
  • International Lawin Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law: A Research Bibliography: 2007-2016 (2018) (contributing editor).
  • You Can't Write Without Research: The Role of Research in the Upper-Level Writing Requirement, 18 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 167 (2017).
  • The Need for Experiential Legal Research Instruction, 108 Law Lib. J 511 (2016).

Education:

J.D., William & Mary Law, 2012

M.L.I.S. University of Maryland--College Park, 2009

B.A., Nazareth College, 2006