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ETL Conference 2015

ETL Ignites: Hybrid Programs, Learning Outcomes, and Program Assessment

Zachary Willis
Throughout the month of December, we've been releasing the 16 Ignite-style presentations given at our 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference by ETL Fellows and faculty from across the ETL Consortium. The short videos cover an array of issues, from the innovations and outcomes of law school classes,...

ETL Ignite: The Portals to Practice – Experiential Education at Touro

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Guest Post
Myra Berman
At Touro Law Center, we have developed the 1L Pro Bono Project, a mandatory first-year program that integrates basic doctrinal knowledge, an introduction to professional skills and values, and a commitment to social justice. Our curricular reform is predicated on a multidimensional perspective that conceives of legal...

ETL Ignite: Preliminary Outcomes of an Innovation Curriculum

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Gerald M. Slater
This post is one of a series that stems from our 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference. The author(s) presented a six-minute Ignite-style presentation at the conference that discussed the innovations and outcomes of their school’s classes, programs, or curricula—or within the realm of legal education more...

ETL Ignites: Technology, Assessments, and First Year Law School Ethics

Zachary Willis
Throughout this month, we've been releasing the fantastic Ignite-style presentations given at our 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference by ETL Fellows and faculty from across the ETL Consortium. Faculty discussed an array of issues, from the innovations and outcomes of their school’s classes, programs, or...

ETL Ignite: Dickinson Law’s New Curriculum and its Focus on Student Outcomes

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Laurel S. Terry
Camille C. Marion
In this Ignite talk from the 2015 ETL Conference, we talk about the new Problem Solving I course, which is a required course, taught during the 1L Fall Semester. This course introduces students to a standard problem-solving methodology that they can use in a variety of settings, including transactional, litigation,...

ETL Ignite: Inclusive Strategic Planning and Faculty Adoption of Learning Outcomes

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Guest Post
Mary A. Lynch
Rosemary Queenan
On October 1, we came from Albany Law School to present on “How an Inclusive Strategic Planning Process Leads to Faculty Adoption of Institutional Student Learning Outcomes” at the 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference in Denver, Colorado. Albany Law’s process of developing learning outcomes began years...

Law School Faculty Showcase National Innovations in Six Minutes at 2015 ETL Conference

Alli Gerkman
We kicked off the 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference on October 1 with 16 (yes, sixteen!) Ignite-style presentations, given by ETL Fellows and faculty from across the ETL Consortium. We heard about strategic planning, hybrid programs, new curricula, leadership and skills development, and—importantly—...

Beyond the Conference: Foundations for Practice and Understanding Tomorrow’s Lawyers

Alli Gerkman
We kicked off the 4th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference with a story about math—or, more specifically, with a story about how long it took one mathematician to solve one not-so-simple problem. It’s a great story (and one you can hear more about here on This American Life) and I shared it with the group...