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Mercer University School of Law

2022

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Square Pegs And Round Holes: Differentiated Instruction And The Law Classroom, Karen J. Sneddon May 2022

Square Pegs And Round Holes: Differentiated Instruction And The Law Classroom, Karen J. Sneddon

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As the academic semester begins, law students enter the classroom with sharpened pencils and charged laptops. Law professors enter the classroom with prepared notes and tabbed casebooks. But how will law professors ensure that the learning of each individual student is supported? Students do not take one path to law school. From English majors to engineering majors, students enter law school immediately upon graduating from college or years after graduation with various professional experiences. Despite criticism that legal education is resistant to change and over-relies on the Socratic Method, law school educators know that learning is not a one-size-fits-all experience. …