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David Thomson: Discovery Practicum Overview

David Thomson is a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Here, he gives an overview of his Discovery Practicum course, which is a semester-long simulation.

Techniques for Teaching Law 2

Designed for law teachers who want to improve their teaching and students' learning, this book offers general teaching principles and dozens of concrete ideas. The first two chapters present foundational principles of learning and instruction as well as insights from students. The next 12 chapters...

Expanding Our Classroom Walls: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

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...

The Tech Evolution: Change or Die

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,...

Teaching with Technology: Is the Pedagogical Fulcrum Shifting?

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...

Control-Alt-Incomplete? Using Technology to Assess 'Digital Natives'

Law students matriculating today were "born digital." As digital natives, they think and process information differently than previous generations. Although law school student bodies have changed, law school assessment methods have remained static, with students nearly universally being evaluated...

Law School 2.0: Legal Education for A Digital Age

Professor David Thomson authored Law School 2.0 , a book about how technology can play an important role in facilitating change in legal education. The book describes how this storm of a generational change both should and will transform the face of legal education as we know it today. It covers...

Skills & Values: Discovery Practice Textbook

Professor Thomson authored the required textbook for his Discovery Practicum at the University of Denver. The textbook, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice , provides students excellent teaching materials for this pre-trial course. The textbook is problem-based, providing a rich learning...