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Legal Education In Disruption: The Headwinds And Tailwinds Of Technology, Jon M. Garon May 2015

Legal Education In Disruption: The Headwinds And Tailwinds Of Technology, Jon M. Garon

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By harnessing improvements on communications and computational systems, law firms are producing a revolution in the practice of law. Self-help legal manuals have transformed into sophisticated interactive software; predictive coding can empower clients to receive sophisticated legal advice from a machine; socially mediated portals select among potential lawyers and assess the quality of the advice given; and virtual law firms threaten to distintermediate the grand edifices of twentieth century Big Law. These changes may profoundly restructure the legal practice, undermining the business model for many solo and small firm practices.

This paper focuses on the implications of these profound disruptive ...


Beg Borrow Or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn In Evaluating Their Curriculum From Other Educational Programs, Debra Moss Curtis Oct 2013

Beg Borrow Or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn In Evaluating Their Curriculum From Other Educational Programs, Debra Moss Curtis

Debra Moss Curtis

Beg, Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn in Evaluating their CurriculumBy Debra Moss CurtisIt is indisputable that law schools are clamoring for and working toward change in their curriculum. Generally, higher education institutions have been acknowledged to have a “responsibility to endeavor to prepare graduates who are able to manage and respond effectively to change and its demands, challenges ad tensions.” However, despite criticisms and active discussions regarding curriculum reform for 25 years, law school curriculum reform has been seen as tedious and frustrating, resulting through the years in only modest changes.While in the ...


Legal Education In Disruption: The Headwinds And Tailwinds Of Technology, Jon M. Garon May 2013

Legal Education In Disruption: The Headwinds And Tailwinds Of Technology, Jon M. Garon

Jon M. Garon

By harnessing improvements on communications and computational systems, law firms are producing a revolution in the practice of law. Self-help legal manuals have transformed into sophisticated interactive software; predictive coding can empower clients to receive sophisticated legal advice from a machine; socially mediated portals select among potential lawyers and assess the quality of the advice given; and virtual law firms threaten to distintermediate the grand edifices of twentieth century Big Law. These changes may profoundly restructure the legal practice, undermining the business model for many solo and small firm practices.

This paper focuses on the implications of these profound disruptive ...


Outcomes Assessment And Legal Research Pedagogy, Vicenç Feliú, Helen Frazer Apr 2012

Outcomes Assessment And Legal Research Pedagogy, Vicenç Feliú, Helen Frazer

Vicenç Feliú

This article explores application of a taxonomic approach in legal research pedagogy to outcomes assessment based on Prof. Paul Callister's adaptation of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives which integrates instructional design and learning activities compatible with formative assessment during the learning process and summative assessment at its conclusion. It reviews the development of outcomes assessment initiatives by legal educators and the development of outcomes assessment standards by the American Bar Association for the accreditation of law schools.


The Salary Memo, Robert M. Jarvis Dec 2011

The Salary Memo, Robert M. Jarvis

Robert M. Jarvis

This short essay takes a humorous look at how law school deans decide faculty raises.


Gender Dimorphism In The U.S. Legal System: A “Post-Feminist” And Comparative Critique, James D. Wilets Sep 2010

Gender Dimorphism In The U.S. Legal System: A “Post-Feminist” And Comparative Critique, James D. Wilets

James D Wilets

There has been extensive jurisprudential literature positing that the structure, values and processes of the American legal and educational system, focusing heavily on adversarial battle among parties in court, and competition in law school, are fundamentally "male-centered." This "male-female" construct suggests that there is an essential dichotomy between the two genders with respect to resolving disputes that is reflected in the legal system, and that this male-female dichotomy is harmful to all participants and perhaps to justice itself.

This article expands upon this literature by arguing that many of the dysfunctional characteristics of the American legal system labeled "male" in ...


Curriculum Mapping: Bringing Evidence-Based Frameworks To Legal Education, Debra Moss Curtis Oct 2009

Curriculum Mapping: Bringing Evidence-Based Frameworks To Legal Education, Debra Moss Curtis

Debra Moss Curtis

This article explains the concept of curriculum mapping as used in the education profession and explains how it was applied in a mapping initiative at the NSU Law Center. Curriculum mapping is a process by which education professionals “document their own curriculum, then share and examine each other’s curriculums for gaps, overlaps, redundancies and new learning, creating a coherent, consistent, curriculum within and across areas that is ultimately aligned to standards and responsive to student data and other initiatives.” While this process has been used for many years in other areas of education, it is fairly new to legal ...