At first thought, requesting a budget increase doesn’t sound like a great idea. There are risks involved, and rocking the boat can disrupt the traditional structure of managing and rewarding individuals for their ability to work within a set budget. Great managers, however, understand the bigger picture and know that increasing their budget is often a necessity to achieve great gains (that outweigh this increase!) for their firm. When is the last time you heard of a company or law firm failing despite being able to tightly manage their budget? Answer: all too often. When is the last time you heard of a company or law firm failing due to their dedication to being forward thinking and innovative? Answer: all but never.
A 2015 article published by professors at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law argues that teaching Ravel Law to law students helps make them “practice-ready”.
The authors believe that legal skills professors should incorporate Ravel in their curriculum because teaching Ravel to students advances a host of pedagogical goals, including:
- Metacognitive skills acquisition
- Information literacy
- Ethical use of technology
- And teaching with a variety of learning styles.
You are not just using a new product, you are entering the “world of Ravel”… and you need to check all your preconceptions about legal research at the door.