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The Practice Readiness Project for Chicago-Area Law School Students, or PREP Class, was created in 2013. The focus of the project is to help law schools develop curriculum that better educates students and prepares them for legal employment upon graduation. PREP began with a survey sent out to...
In this article, Chad G. Asarch discusses the Real Estate Transactions course he teaches, which emphasizes practical legal skills in a non-clinical, traditional classroom setting. In contemplating the structure of the course, Asarch analyzed the actual work practicing lawyers undertake in...
Metacognition is our awareness of the learning process. Understanding metacognition and how to use metacognitive skills is a major part of becoming a successful learner. This article shows how law professors can help their students understand metacognition and develop metacognitive skills.
This document was used as part of the "How Can Law School Accreditation and Bar Admissions Standards Facilitate Innovation in Legal Education?" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. Published by The State Bar of...
This document was used as part of the "How Can Law School Accreditation and Bar Admissions Standards Facilitate Innovation in Legal Education?" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. Published by the Clinical Legal...
This article was used as part of the "What Structural and Curricular Changes Ensure Law Grads Have the Necessary Core Competencies?" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. It argues that the New York Court of Appeals...
This document was used as part of the "The Future of Legal Education: The ABA Task Force Report" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. The Draft Report highlights several recommendations for legal education that the...
This article was used as part of the "What Core Competencies Do Entry Level Lawyers Need?" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. It examines empirical evidence on the core competencies that attorneys need, both at the...
This article was used as part of the "The Challenges Ahead: Changing the 'What' and 'How' of Legal Education at the Same Time" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. It discusses the rise the legal services and legal-...
This article was used as part of the "The Challenges Ahead: Changing the 'What' and 'How' of Legal Education at the Same Time" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. The article discusses the financial viability of law...
This article argues that the institutional and faculty disinterest in law student evaluation is attributable in part to a triumph of formalism over functionalism. The evaluation process has become more highly valued for its perpetuation of rank and hierarchy than for its accuracy of measurement or...
Frequent, timely and focused assessments may significantly improve individual student learning. These assessments may additionally improve faculty teaching by allowing the instructor to consistently monitor whether he or she is meeting teaching objectives. This resource provides assessment...
Assessment is crucial to effective teaching and learning. Carnegie's Educating Lawyers and Roy Stuckey's Best Practices for Legal Education emphasize the importance of assessment. This article explains how detailed, written grading criteria describing what students should learn and how they will be...
This article presents the history of legal education, criticisms, research, learning theory, and innovative educational models in one place. They are interrelated and provide the basis for realistic solutions to the problems facing legal education, a legal education renaissance. Through the use of...
This article explores aspects of adult learning theory that can be easily applied to law school teaching. It briefly addresses the landscape of legal education today: the traits of law students, pressures to change legal education, and the need to make legal education more effective. After...
The authors of this article seek to provide thoughtful, learning-objective-based uses of technology in legal classrooms. Three factors led the authors to want to integrate technology in a useful way: 1) the trend in legal practice toward the use of more technology, 2) the technological expertise of...
In recent years, law schools have experienced increased exposure to technology with the changing student population’s familiarity with the Internet and technological advancement. Paul Caron and Rafael Gely challenge the recent backlash against allowing students to use laptops and technology in...
Cisco Systems attorney Laura Owen offers nine resolutions for law departments and firms to adapt to the changing legal atmosphere, from commoditizing routine legal transactions to measuring the success of tech innovations, that could keep departments current on the latest legal trends, technology,...
Kristen Murray advocates for integrating technology into the classroom by allowing students to use laptops in the classroom. She argues that laptops should be a welcome addition to law school classrooms because they can provide substantial educational benefits to today's law students. They might...
In her article, Camille Broussard discusses the transition in legal education that has come with advances in technology. Given that the law school population has changed with students’ knowledge and familiarity with technology and the internet, Broussard argues that the traditional format of law...

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