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Law Library Journal


University of Washington, Law Librarianship Program, Arthur Beardsley, Marian Gould Gallagher, Penny Hazelton, Earl Borgeson, University of Washington Information School, MLIS, certificate in law librarianship

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For fifty years, the University of Washington’s unique program in law librarianship has been turning lawyers into librarians and has produced many of the leaders of the profession. This article examines the program’s beginnings under Arthur Beardsley, its ups and downs over most of the past half-century under Marian Gallagher, its present incarnation under Penny Hazelton, and the prospects for its future role in the education of law librarians.