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Together And Apart In An Online Classroom, Laura A. Heymann Dec 2020

Together And Apart In An Online Classroom, Laura A. Heymann

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Exploring Diversity With A "Culture Box" In First-Year Legal Writing, Ann N. Sinsheimer Jan 2019

Exploring Diversity With A "Culture Box" In First-Year Legal Writing, Ann N. Sinsheimer

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Studying law is in many ways like studying another culture. Students often feel as though they are learning a new language with unfamiliar vocabulary and different styles of communication. Throughout their legal education, students are also exposed to a profession comprised of unique traditions and expectations. As a result, learning law takes time and energy. It can be both engaging and frustrating and may even challenge some of students’ values and belief systems. To ease her students’ transition to law school, the author starts her course each year with a “culture box” exercise, which encourages students to examine who they ...


Lawyers At Work: A Study Of The Reading, Writing, And Communication Practices Of Legal Professionals, Ann N. Sinsheimer, David J. Herring Jan 2016

Lawyers At Work: A Study Of The Reading, Writing, And Communication Practices Of Legal Professionals, Ann N. Sinsheimer, David J. Herring

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This paper reports the results of a three-year ethnographic study of attorneys in the workplace. The authors applied ethnographic methods to identify how junior associates in law firm settings engaged in reading and writing tasks in their daily practice. The authors were able to identify the types of texts junior associates encountered in the workplace and to isolate the strategies these attorneys used to read and compose texts.

The findings suggest that lawyering is fundamentally about reading. The attorneys observed for this study read constantly, encountering a large variety of texts and engaging in many styles of reading, including close ...


What Will Our Future Look Like And How Will We Respond?, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2011

What Will Our Future Look Like And How Will We Respond?, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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Remembering Ed Baker, Seth F. Kreimer Feb 2010

Remembering Ed Baker, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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A Dean's Perspective On Ed Baker, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

A Dean's Perspective On Ed Baker, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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The Non-Management Side Of Academic Administration, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

The Non-Management Side Of Academic Administration, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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Learning By Doing: An Experience With Outcomes Assessment, Mary Crossley, Lu-In Wang Jan 2010

Learning By Doing: An Experience With Outcomes Assessment, Mary Crossley, Lu-In Wang

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An emphasis on assessment and outcomes measures is a drum beat that is growing louder in American legal education. Prompted initially by the demands of regional university accreditation bodies, the attention paid to outcomes assessment is now growing with the forecast that the ABA will revise its accreditation standards to incorporate outcomes measures. For the past three years, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been developing a system for assessing the learning outcomes of its students. By describing our experience here at Pitt Law, with both its high and low points, we hope to suggest some helpful pointers ...


The Practice Of Teaching, The Practice Of Law: What Does It Mean To Practice Responsibly?, Howard Lesnick Jan 2008

The Practice Of Teaching, The Practice Of Law: What Does It Mean To Practice Responsibly?, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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The Bologna Process And Its Impact In Europe: It's So Much More Than Degree Changes, Laurel Terry Jan 2008

The Bologna Process And Its Impact In Europe: It's So Much More Than Degree Changes, Laurel Terry

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The Bologna Process is a massive, multi-year project designed to create the "European Higher Education Area" by the year 2010. it began ten eyars ago, when four European Union (EU) countries signed a relatively vague declaration. It has grown to include forty-six countries, including all of the EU Member States and nineteen non-EU countries. The Bologna Process countries have agreed on ten "action lines" for restructuring European higher education. These action lines are nothing short of revolutionary - they address everything from a three-cycle degree system (e.g., bachelor-master's-doctorate degrees), European-wide quality assurance efforts, mobility of higher education students and ...


The Movement For Open Access Law, Michael W. Carroll Jan 2006

The Movement For Open Access Law, Michael W. Carroll

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

My claim in this contribution to this important symposium is that the law and legal scholarship should be freely available on the Internet, and copyright law and licensing should facilitate achievement of this goal. This claim reflects the combined aims of those who support the movement for open access law. This nascent movement is a natural extension of the well-developed movement for free access to primary legal materials and the equally well-developed open access movement, which seeks to make all scholarly journal articles freely available on the Internet. Legal scholars have only general familiarity with the first movement and very ...


Toward A Rule Of Law Society In Iraq: Introducing Clinical Legal Education Into Iraqi Law Schools, Haider Ala Hamoudi Jan 2005

Toward A Rule Of Law Society In Iraq: Introducing Clinical Legal Education Into Iraqi Law Schools, Haider Ala Hamoudi

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This Article details my experience introducing clinical legal education into three Iraqi law schools. I highlight some of the cultural, legal and logistical obstacles that existed, and the means my colleagues and I used to circumvent them. By and large we considered our project at least modestly successful and certainly garnered the interest of many faculty and nearly all students who participated. Nevertheless, the extent of our success depended largely on the cooperation of the faculty and administration at the law schools with which we worked, and we were able to achieve the most at those institutions where cooperation was ...


Global Legal Education And Human Rights, Claudio Grossman Jan 2004

Global Legal Education And Human Rights, Claudio Grossman

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

American University Washington College of Law's Human Rights Brief is an important educational tool for all of us and is a tremendous source for those involved in human rights work around the world. The Brief promotes the development of human rights by providing both analysis and information about cutting edge cases involving human rights violations today. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Brief, I will reflect on what I perceive to be the changes necessary for legal education and discuss the role of human rights in that process.


Legal Separation: The Relationship Between Law School And The Central University In The Late Nineteenth Century, Mark Bartholomew Jan 2003

Legal Separation: The Relationship Between Law School And The Central University In The Late Nineteenth Century, Mark Bartholomew

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Using Yale Law School as an example, this Article describes the interaction between university-affiliated law schools and the larger university during a crucial period in the development of legal education: the last third of the nineteenth century. At the same time, the Article contrasts Yale with other law schools of the day to show what made Yale unique and how Yale’s nineteenth-century idiosyncrasies would come to shape legal education at other schools in the twentieth century. Part I examines the university administration’s attitude toward the law school and how it typified law school-university relations in the late nineteenth ...


Why Pro Bono In Law Schools, Howard Lesnick Jan 1994

Why Pro Bono In Law Schools, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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Being A Teacher, Of Lawyers: Discerning The Theory Of My Practice, Howard Lesnick Apr 1992

Being A Teacher, Of Lawyers: Discerning The Theory Of My Practice, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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On Being A Role Model, Anita L. Allen Jan 1990

On Being A Role Model, Anita L. Allen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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Infinity In A Grain Of Sand: The World Of Law And Lawyers As Portrayed In The Clinical Teaching Implicit In The Law School Curriculum, Howard Lesnick Jan 1990

Infinity In A Grain Of Sand: The World Of Law And Lawyers As Portrayed In The Clinical Teaching Implicit In The Law School Curriculum, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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The Integration Of Responsibility And Values: Legal Education In An Alternative Consciousness Of Lawyering And Law, Howard Lesnick Jan 1986

The Integration Of Responsibility And Values: Legal Education In An Alternative Consciousness Of Lawyering And Law, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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Reassessing Law Schooling: The Sterling Forest Group, Howard Lesnick May 1978

Reassessing Law Schooling: The Sterling Forest Group, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Carey Law

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