Legal Information Management

Research Article

A New Partnership in Law at Sheffield: Collaboration in the Design of a New Module

Maria Mawson, Natasha Semmens and Mark Taylor


This article by Maria Mawson, Natasha Semmens and Mark Taylor, is based on a paper given at the 38th BIALL Annual Study Conference held in Sheffield in June 2007 and describes a new partnership between colleagues from the Library and the School of Law at the University of Sheffield, which has led to the development of an innovative new undergraduate foundation module in law. It begins by describing the situation which existed before the project. Next, two key changes which provided the impetus for the new collaboration are described. Finally, key elements of the new foundation module are discussed.


  • academic libraries;
  • legal research skills;
  • training