Welcome to the Earl Borgeson Award Paper Archive! This page is a listing of most of the papers written by UW Law Librarianship students since 2001, the year of the first Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award. Many of these papers were published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly or other professional journals; where applicable, citations to these published pieces are provided as well as PDFs of the unpublished manuscripts that the authors have contributed to the UW Gallagher Law Library collection.


Submissions from 2005

The Next Generation of Legal Citations: A Survey of Internet Citations in the Opinions of the Washington Supreme Court and Washington Appellate Courts, 1999-2005, Tina Ching

Frederick C. Hicks: The Dean of Law Librarians, Stacy Etheredge

Meeting the Information Needs of Constitutionalist Patrons: A Guide for Reference Librarians, Vicenç Feliú


The Next Big Thing?: Google Scholar and Legal Scholarship, Shannon Malcolm

Marian Gould Gallagher’s Imprint on Law Librarianship: The Advantage of Casting Bread Upon the Waters, Pegeen Mulhern

Electronic Research in State Prisons, Camilla Tubbs

Researching Washington State Initiatives and Referendums, Beth Williams

Submissions from 2004

Keeping Validity in Cite: Web Resources Cited in Select Washington Law Reviews, 2001-03, Helane Davis

Web-Based Legal Research Guides in Academic Law Libraries, Jennifer Locke Davitt

Promoting Psychological Health in Law Students, Lara Dresser

What Is Your Library Worth? Changes in Evaluation Methods for Academic Law Libraries, Tammy Hinderman

Submissions from 2003

Digital Libraries–The Future?, Jaye Barlous


Washington State Minority and Justice Commission’s Bibliography Project, Adrienne Cobb

Lessons from Bankruptcy Court Public Records: A Conflict of Values for Law Librarians, Kristin Henderson

Academic Law Library Web Sites: A Source of Service to the Pro Se User, Lee Sims

Submissions from 2002

Serving Pro Se Patrons: An Obligation and an Opportunity, Kerry Fitz-Gerald

Bridging an Intercultural Communication Gap at the Reference Desk: How to Have an Effective Reference Interaction with Asian LL.M Students, Sarah Devotion Garner

Submissions from 2001

Trust v. Antitrust: Consolidation in the Legal Publishing Industry, John Dethman

Are Web Sites a “Public Accommodation” Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Requiring Reasonable Access for Persons with Disabilities?, Janai Powell Lane

Access Versus Ownership: A Changing Model of Intellectual Property, Scott Matheson

Eighteenth Century American Law Book Collections, Barry Shanks