Jane Meland

Jane MelandAssistant Dean of the John F. Schaefer Law Library
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 122
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Jane Meland is the Library Director at the Michigan State University College of Law Schaefer Law Library. She has been with the Schaefer Law Library since 2002. In addition to her library duties, she teaches advanced legal research (in class and online) and provides research instruction for the first-year J.D. and LL.M. Research, Writing and Advocacy classes. She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School Of Law, a Masters in Library Science from Wayne State University, and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Western Michigan University.

  • Courses

    Advanced Legal Research
    (Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.

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