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Answering The Call: Flipping The Classroom To Prepare Practice-Ready Attorneys, Alex Berrio Matamoros 2015 SelectedWorks

Answering The Call: Flipping The Classroom To Prepare Practice-Ready Attorneys, Alex Berrio Matamoros

Alex Berrio Matamoros

In the rough and changing landscape of the legal job market, legal employers have called on law schools to prepare “practice ready” attorneys — newly minted members of the bar with better honed practical skills than the first year lawyers of the past. The increasing emphasis on legal skills sheds light on an interesting paradox within legal education; in legal skills courses, those that best lend themselves to active learning experiences, instructors frequently fill valuable classroom time with passive lectures to convey the related theory and best practices. Recently, several legal skills instructors have adopted a flipped classroom model to remedy ...


Admit That The Waters Around You Have Grown: Change And Legal Education, Mari J. Matsuda 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Admit That The Waters Around You Have Grown: Change And Legal Education, Mari J. Matsuda

Indiana Law Journal

Presented as the Addison C. Harris Lecture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, September 25, 2013.


Enigma: A Variation On The Theme Of Legal Writing's Place In Contemporary Legal Education, Ian Gallacher 2014 Syracuse University

Enigma: A Variation On The Theme Of Legal Writing's Place In Contemporary Legal Education, Ian Gallacher

Ian Gallacher

No abstract provided.


Obituary: Judith Mckelvey-Shaw, SFGate.com 2014 Golden Gate University School of Law

Obituary: Judith Mckelvey-Shaw, Sfgate.Com

1973-1981: Judith McKelvey

Judy McKelvey-Shaw of Greenbrae, California died on August 10 after an extended illness.


Achieving The American Bar Association's Pedagogy Mandate: Empowerment In The Midst Of A Perfect Storm, Cara Cunningham Warren 2014 SelectedWorks

Achieving The American Bar Association's Pedagogy Mandate: Empowerment In The Midst Of A Perfect Storm, Cara Cunningham Warren

Cara Cunningham Warren

The ongoing crisis in legal education has prompted calls for fundamental reform. In August 2014, the American Bar Association responded by implementing new law school accreditation standards that mark a "quantum shift” in our educational philosophy—a new pedagogy mandate that shifts our center from what is taught to what students learn.

Of all reform measures, the mandate may be one of the best chances law schools and their graduates have in the face of the “Perform Storm” raging in legal education. Ironically, successful implementation remains an open question, in part because of the traditional nature of law schools and ...


Origins And Development Of Teaching Animal Law In Brazil, Tagore Trajano de Almeida Silva 2014 Pace University

Origins And Development Of Teaching Animal Law In Brazil, Tagore Trajano De Almeida Silva

Pace Environmental Law Review

This paper examines the strategies utilized on each continent and shows the path made for these scholars to build a framework to discuss animal law within law schools. The conclusion is that this movement produced by such scholars has changed the way law schools are teaching law and is affording new opportunities to solve animal concerns, and likewise, social problems in Brazil and around the world.

Therefore, this article first discusses the philosophical Brazilian background to teach animal law, and how the animal rights movement creates a framework for professors and students working in this field. It then summarily explores ...


Bernard Campbell Gavit (Photograph), 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Bernard Campbell Gavit (Photograph)

Bernard Gavit (1933-1951)

Photograph of Bernard Gavit at his desk, pipe in hand.

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Whose Article Is It Anyway? Student Editors And The Law Review Process, Josephine R. Potuto 2014 University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Whose Article Is It Anyway? Student Editors And The Law Review Process, Josephine R. Potuto

Josephine R Potuto

Law professors publish in law reviews, not peer-reviewed journals. They are edited by law students. The editing process can be both irritating and exasperating. From experiences lived and those shared by colleagues across the country, I provide concrete examples of where law student editors go wrong, and also explain why.


"No Country For Old Men:" Junior Associates And The Real-World Practice Of Law, Ian Gallacher 2014 Syracuse University

"No Country For Old Men:" Junior Associates And The Real-World Practice Of Law, Ian Gallacher

Ian Gallacher

Law schools are designed to teach students about the doctrine of law and to help them prepare their skills to practice law. There are some practical aspects of law practice, though, that are rarely if ever discussed in law school. Perhaps this is because of an assumption that law firms will make these issues clear to the students they hire as associates, or perhaps it is because of a belief that such information has no place in the curriculum of an academic institution.

Whatever the reason, this is information law students should have as they begin to think about where ...


Iu Maurer School Of Law Creates Scholarship, Mentoring Programs With 4 Colleges, MJ Slaby 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Iu Maurer School Of Law Creates Scholarship, Mentoring Programs With 4 Colleges, Mj Slaby

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


Iu Maurer Dean Builds Relationships Beyond The Law School, Mary Odendahl 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Iu Maurer Dean Builds Relationships Beyond The Law School, Mary Odendahl

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


New Dean's Full Agenda Leaves No Time For Decorating, Marilyn Odendahl 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

New Dean's Full Agenda Leaves No Time For Decorating, Marilyn Odendahl

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


False Persuasion, Superficial Heuristics, And The Power Of Logical Form To Test The Integrity Of Legal Argument, Stephen M. Rice 2014 Pace University

False Persuasion, Superficial Heuristics, And The Power Of Logical Form To Test The Integrity Of Legal Argument, Stephen M. Rice

Pace Law Review

This Article will generally describe philosophical logic, logical form, and logical fallacy. Further, it will explain one specific logical fallacy—the Fallacy of Negative Premises—as well as how courts have used the Fallacy of Negative Premises to evaluate legal arguments. Last, it will explain how lawyers, judges, and law students can use the Fallacy of Negative Premises to make and evaluate legal argument.


Enduring Hierarchies In American Legal Education, Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Andrew P. Morriss, William D. Henderson 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Enduring Hierarchies In American Legal Education, Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Andrew P. Morriss, William D. Henderson

Indiana Law Journal

Although much attention has been paid to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of U.S. law schools, the hierarchy it describes is a long-standing one rather than a recent innovation. In this Article, we show the presence of a consistent hierarchy of U.S. law schools from the 1930s to the present, provide a categorization of law schools for use in research on trends in legal education, and examine the impact of U.S. News’s introduction of a national, ordinal ranking on this established hierarchy. The Article examines the impact of such hierarchies for a range of decision making in law school contexts, including the role of hierarchies in promotion, tenure, publication, and admissions; for employers in hiring; and for prospective law students in choosing a law school. This Article concludes with suggestions for ways the legal academy can move beyond existing hierarchies, while still addressing issues of pressing concern in the legal education sector. Finally, the Article provides a categorization of law schools across time that can serve as a basis for future empirical work on trends in legal education and scholarship.


Women Of Color In Legal Education: Challenging The Presumption Of Incompetence, Carmen G. Gonzalez 2014 SelectedWorks

Women Of Color In Legal Education: Challenging The Presumption Of Incompetence, Carmen G. Gonzalez

Carmen G. Gonzalez

Female law professors of color have become the canaries in the academic mine whose plight is an early warning of the dangers that threaten legal education and the future of the legal profession. As legal education is restructured in response to declining enrollments, tenure itself is coming under fire, and downsizing and hiring freezes are becoming more common. Female law professors of color, who tend to be concentrated at middle- and lower-tier law schools, are particularly vulnerable. But this vulnerability may foreshadow the predicament of all but the most elite law faculty if academic employment becomes increasingly precarious. This article ...


A Proposal To The Aba: Integrating Legal Writing And Experiential Learning Into A Required, Six-Semester Curriculum That Trains Students In Core Competencies, 'Soft Skills,' And Real-World Judgment, Adam Lamparello, Charles E. MacLean 2014 SelectedWorks

A Proposal To The Aba: Integrating Legal Writing And Experiential Learning Into A Required, Six-Semester Curriculum That Trains Students In Core Competencies, 'Soft Skills,' And Real-World Judgment, Adam Lamparello, Charles E. Maclean

Adam Lamparello

Experiential learning is not the answer to the problems facing legal education. Simulations, externships, and clinics are vital aspects of a real-world legal education, but they cannot alone produce competent graduates. The better approach is to create a required, six-semester experiential legal writing curriculum where students draft and re-draft the most common litigation documents and engage in simulations, including client interviews, mediation, depositions, settlement negotiations, and oral arguments in the order that they would in actual practice. In so doing, law schools can provide the time and context within which students can truly learn to think like lawyers, do what ...


Maurer School Of Law Bloomington, 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Maurer School Of Law Bloomington

Lauren Robel (2002 Acting; 2003-2011)

No abstract provided.


Engaging Work, Working While Engaged, Rachel A. Van Cleave 2014 Golden Gate University School of Law

Engaging Work, Working While Engaged, Rachel A. Van Cleave

Publications

Several recent items have led me to reflect on the meaning of work. Law students often ask my advice about their careers, and I typically ask them what they enjoy. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day” is one of my favorite quotes. Therefore, Gordon Marino’s piece in the New York Times, Sunday Review, A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’ (May 18, 2014), gave me pause. Marino questions whether the advice of do what you love is really sound advice, as well as whether it is advice only for the elite who might have ...


Alfred Aman Jr. (Photograph), 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Alfred Aman Jr. (Photograph)

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

Alfred Aman Jr. holding a copy of his book Administrative Law in a Global Era.


Empathetic Advocacy - Law Schools And Our Veterans, Rachel A. Van Cleave 2014 Golden Gate University School of Law

Empathetic Advocacy - Law Schools And Our Veterans, Rachel A. Van Cleave

Publications

GGU Law Dean Rachel Van Cleave discusses how to best advocate for veterans attending law school.


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