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Click Here: Externship Data Management Tools To Increase Productivity (And Promote Sanity), Jodi S. Balsam, Lauren N. Donald, Carolyn Young Larmore, Sarah Shalf 2018 Brooklyn Law School

Click Here: Externship Data Management Tools To Increase Productivity (And Promote Sanity), Jodi S. Balsam, Lauren N. Donald, Carolyn Young Larmore, Sarah Shalf

Externships (X) Conferences

The most significant challenge externship programs face is “insufficient administrative support,” followed closely by “other demands on the faculty’s time,” according to the CSALE survey. And the pressure is only getting worse. The increased record keeping requirements of Standard 304(c), increased student participation due to the ABA’s 6-credit experiential learning requirement and new paid externship positions, plus the ever-present pressure of tight budgets, together are driving the need to find innovative approaches to these mounting administrative burdens.

For many of us, the answer to these challenges is finding online data management tools that can manage vast amounts ...


Improv & Internships: Using Improvisation Techniques To Teach Vital Lawyering Skills, Leah Young, Alison Lintal 2018 Penn State Dickinson Law

Improv & Internships: Using Improvisation Techniques To Teach Vital Lawyering Skills, Leah Young, Alison Lintal

Externships (X) Conferences

How students choose to collaborate and communicate can have a significant impact on the outcome of a workplace project as well as their legal career. Additionally, the importance of face-to-face communication, body posture, and learning to interpret body language cues is crucial for building professional relationships. Through these interactive exercises, students get the opportunity to practice responses in a setting that fosters student development and growth. Furthermore, improvisation provides the legal profession with tools that can be used to enhance communication, active listening, collaboration, agility, trust, authenticity, and resilience.

An important emphasis in externship courses is a focus on cultivation ...


Seize The Data! Using Evidence From Externship Courses To Measure Law School Learning Outcomes, Christine Zellar Church, Robert L. Jones Jr., Kendall L. Kerew, Kelly S. Terry 2018 Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School

Seize The Data! Using Evidence From Externship Courses To Measure Law School Learning Outcomes, Christine Zellar Church, Robert L. Jones Jr., Kendall L. Kerew, Kelly S. Terry

Externships (X) Conferences

With the adoption of ABA Standards 302 and 315, law schools are now required to establish institutional learning outcomes for their graduates and measure whether their graduates are achieving competency in those outcomes. Given this mandate, all law schools will need to determine the best method to measure whether they are meeting these articulated outcomes. This session will focus on the role that clinical education and externships, specifically, can have in the assessment of institutional learning outcomes. The goal of the session is to provide attendees with guidance on the role that student performance data from externship courses can play ...


Teaching The Tough Stuff: The Opportunities And Challenges In Teaching Implicit Bias, Diversity And Inclusion To Supervising Attorneys, Kinda Abdus-Saboor, Gillian Dutton, Rachel Reeves, Marjorie Silver 2018 Georgia State University College of Law

Teaching The Tough Stuff: The Opportunities And Challenges In Teaching Implicit Bias, Diversity And Inclusion To Supervising Attorneys, Kinda Abdus-Saboor, Gillian Dutton, Rachel Reeves, Marjorie Silver

Externships (X) Conferences

We entrust supervising attorneys with the critical responsibility of providing law students with a meaningful experiential learning experience. Supervising attorneys ultimately control the nature of work students receive, the delivery of feedback, and the work environment that the student inhabits. Thus, it is vital that we equip our supervising attorneys with the basic skills necessary to navigate student supervision effectively. Among those basic skills is the ability to traverse the cross-cultural complexities inherent in working with students whose cultural identities may differ from the supervising attorney. Equally important are the cross-cultural issues that may arise among students and the clients ...


Building The Whole Lawyer: Preparing Students For Entry-Level Success, Courtney Brooks, Jeff White, Nicole Killoran, Beth Locker 2018 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Building The Whole Lawyer: Preparing Students For Entry-Level Success, Courtney Brooks, Jeff White, Nicole Killoran, Beth Locker

Externships (X) Conferences

What competencies best assure entry level success for new legal professionals? Survey feedback from more than 24,000 hiring professionals offers solid guidance. The survey was conducted by Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and published in 2016 as Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and The Character Quotient (FFP). The authors found “characteristics (such as integrity and trustworthiness, conscientiousness, and common sense) as well as professional competencies (such as listening attentively, speaking and writing, and arriving on time), were far more important in brand new lawyers than legal ...


Using Instructional Design To Improve Student Learning, Gregory S. Sergienko 2018 Concordia University School of Law

Using Instructional Design To Improve Student Learning, Gregory S. Sergienko

Greg Sergienko

Categorizations of knowledge and skills have different purposes. Robert Gagne's classification, which we use here, organizes types of learning according to the mental processes involved in performing them. The best practices for teaching knowledge or skills in a particular category are similar, whether the knowledge being taught is torts, contracts, or electrical engineering. For law teachers, the practical advantage of this classification is that it allows us to identify successful learning techniques from other subjects and adapt them to law teaching, rather than starting from scratch and developing and testing our own techniques. A second advantage of classifying types ...


New Modes Of Assessment, Gregory S. Sergienko 2018 Concordia University School of Law

New Modes Of Assessment, Gregory S. Sergienko

Greg Sergienko

The traditional and dominant mode of formal assessment in law schools is an essay examination administered at the end of the semester. Unfortunately, the essay exam is prone to inaccuracies, some of which can be balanced by other forms of assessment. In addition, essay exams are extremely burdensome to grade.

The purpose of this Article is to call attention to a variety of alternatives to this traditional format that are more accurate and less burdensome than traditional essay exams. Increasing accuracy makes it possible to determine whether the instruction has been effective, allowing the instructor to address areas of weakness ...


Spring Break In Puerto Rico: Helping Hurricane Victims 3-7-2018, Michael M. Bowden 2018 Roger Williams University School of Law

Spring Break In Puerto Rico: Helping Hurricane Victims 3-7-2018, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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A Matter Of Interpretation: Federal Courts And The Law, Charles R. Priest 2018 University of Maine School of Law

A Matter Of Interpretation: Federal Courts And The Law, Charles R. Priest

Maine Law Review

Justice Scalia's engaging essay, “Common-Law Courts in a Civil-Law System: The Role of United States Federal Courts in Interpreting the Constitution and Laws,” and the four comments it provokes, should provide lawyers, judges, and other lawmakers with an interesting evening. Instead of presenting a theoretical view of the role of the federal courts in interpretation, Justice Scalia sketches out a case for “textualism.” “Textualism” is one of several currently contending methods of interpreting statutes and the United States Constitution, and is currently popular among federal judges who see their role as restricting government's powers to those expressly stated ...


What Happened To The American Social Compact?, Robert B. Reich 2018 University of Maine School of Law

What Happened To The American Social Compact?, Robert B. Reich

Maine Law Review

The Sixth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held on October 6, 1997. Robert B. Reich, formerly the Secretary of Labor under the Clinton Administration, and currently a University Professor and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University and its Heller Graduate School, presented “The American Social Compact: What It Was and Where It Went.”


Then And Now: A Perspective, Caroline D. Glassman 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Then And Now: A Perspective, Caroline D. Glassman

Maine Law Review

I am very pleased to have been asked to speak to you tonight for it gives me, in the first instance, an opportunity to compare the status of women in the law when I entered law school with that in more current times. I do this without fear of contradiction for I can safely vouch for the fact that there is no other person present here tonight who was a woman law student 50 or so years ago.


Keeping Students Awake: Feminist Theory And Legal Education, Martha Minow 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Keeping Students Awake: Feminist Theory And Legal Education, Martha Minow

Maine Law Review

I am not exactly sure why, but when I turned to think about legal education for today's conference, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein came to mind. It was not because of my own nightmares that my chosen profession as law professor involves turning ordinary people into monsters, although that's a thought we can explore perhaps over drinks. It was because of this comment Shelley makes in the book: “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix ...


Vol. 54, No. 08 (March 5, 2018), 2018 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 54, No. 08 (March 5, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Felix V. Sero : Brief Of Petitioner On Writ Of Certiorari To The Utah Supreme Court, Jennifer Joslin, Brandon Fuller 2018 S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Felix V. Sero : Brief Of Petitioner On Writ Of Certiorari To The Utah Supreme Court, Jennifer Joslin, Brandon Fuller

Utah Law Student Scholarship

Best Brief in the 2018 Traynor Moot Court Competition. Drafted by Jen Joslin and Brandon Fuller, S.J. Quinney College of Law.

This case turns on the great import of protecting and preserving the best interests of children. There are two questions for this Court to determine: (1) the extent to which a parent’s right to travel should influence a custody determination, and (2) the extent to which one parent may avoid paying a share of childcare expenses by asserting an equitable defense of laches. Though both questions implicate the rights and interests of the parents, this Court’s ...


Law Library Blog (March 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (March 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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According To The Dean: Public Service And Public Service Loan Forgiveness: A Commitment To Our State And Our Nation, Austen Parrish 2018 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

According To The Dean: Public Service And Public Service Loan Forgiveness: A Commitment To Our State And Our Nation, Austen Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

A student loan bill proposed by Congress is troublesome for those who worry about encouraging our best and brightest to commit to state and national service. Among other provisions, the bill – known as the PROSPER Act – would eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The repeal apparently will do little for the federal budget, but the predictions are it will adversely affect government, the military and public-interest organizations that have relied on the program for attracting and retaining talent.

Hidden among the partisan rhetoric are issues of real importance to the state – and compelling stories about good people doing ...


Enhancing The First Year Curriculum And Experience: Law School ‘Boot Camp’, Adam Webster, Bernadette Richards, Melissa de Zwart, Alexander Reilly, Suzanne Le Mire 2018 University of Oxford

Enhancing The First Year Curriculum And Experience: Law School ‘Boot Camp’, Adam Webster, Bernadette Richards, Melissa De Zwart, Alexander Reilly, Suzanne Le Mire

Legal Education Review

This article outlines and analyses the changes made to the First Year program at the Adelaide Law School to front load the teaching of legal skills. It identifies the particular challenges faced by first year law students in developing legal language and skills and outlines the curriculum changes which were adopted by the First Year teaching team to address these challenges. It reflects upon the responses to considerations of student diversity, course design, student engagement, and assessment design and provides an analysis of the success of the First Year ‘Boot Camp’.


Thinking Outside Of The Race Boxes: A Two-Pronged Approach To Further Diversity And Decrease Bias, Samia E. McCall 2018 Brigham Young University Law School

Thinking Outside Of The Race Boxes: A Two-Pronged Approach To Further Diversity And Decrease Bias, Samia E. Mccall

Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal

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Lawyer And Law Student Well-Being, Filippa M. Anzalone 2018 Boston College Law School

Lawyer And Law Student Well-Being, Filippa M. Anzalone

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


March 2018 Newsletter, 2018 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

March 2018 Newsletter

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