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What Color is Your C.F.R.?

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Elizabeth Gotauco, Merrimack Public Library

Nicole Dyszlewski, Roger Williams University School of Law Library

Raquel M. Ortiz, Roger Williams University School of Law

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Amy Schmitz, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia on 3/27/18

I was intrigued by the concept of a coloring book for enticing student interest in legal research, and aiming to make it more enjoyable. I especially find that students are loathe to research the Federal Register (hence, the title was... read more

Reviewed by Marin Dell, Assistant Director for Electronic and Digital Services, Adjunct Professor of Law, Associate Librarian of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law on 3/27/18

This text is not a comprehensive source for legal research and does not mean to be one. The text has simple and basic content on a few topics in legal research with accompanying exercises. There are coloring book illustrations throughout the text... read more

Table of Contents

This coloring book is going to take a non-traditional approach to legal research. We are going to feature short legal research exercises and coloring. We hope you can start to see that legal research, like coloring, can be fun!


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  • About the Book

    What Color is Your C.F.R.? is a problem-based law workbook with a colorful twist. Conceived and written by law librarians, it uses easy to understand plain language and is a light-hearted but helpful supplement to instruction on basic legal research. The book takes a non-traditional approach to legal research and uses short legal research exercises and coloring.

    About the Contributors


    Nicole Dyszlewski is the Research/Access Services Librarian at Roger Williams University School of Law Library. She is most passionate about meaningful public access to legal information, her new puppy (Boaty McBoatface), fresh brewed iced tea from Tim Hortons, providing excellent customer service to all library patrons, flip-flops, increasing the public profile of law librarianship, mass incarceration scholarship, and the inanity of pop culture. 

    Raquel M. Ortiz has been in library services for 27 years and is currently the law library dean and a faculty member at the Roger Williams University School of Law. Since arriving at RWU Law, Raquel has implemented services and programs to support and enhance student learning. In the process she has learned that a bit of “learntertainment” can go a long way. Always teetering at the intersection of librarianship, legal research, and technology, Raquel has discovered that coloring and other crafts help engage her creative side and create relaxing moments.


    Liz Gotauco is the Head of Youth Services at the Merrimack Public Library in New Hampshire. Having grown up in a family of musicians, artists, and teachers, she decided to be an overachiever and do all of those things. This has left her with an eclectic resume that includes professional acting and costume design in Rhode Island’s theatre scene, an obsession with comics and cosplay, rocking lead vocals in a NH cover band, teaching theatre to young aspiring overachievers, librarianship for kids and teens, and illustrating a coloring book for CALI's eLangdell Press. She’s utterly fulfilled and uber-exhausted.

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