Engaging and Assessing Our Students
Plenary I: Engaging Our Students
Thursday, June 2, 2011 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Allowing Relational, Social and Legal Issues to Intersect in Legal Education
Peggy Cooper Davis, New York University School of Law
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Law schools have moved — steadily, albeit sometimes tentatively — to more experiential teaching and learning methods. The shift s from top-down lectures to Socratic questioning and the expansion of simulation and clinical off erings have allowed students to go beyond passive receipt of instruction in the law to active engagement with the reasoning, communication and problem-solving techniques that expert lawyering requires. Professor Davis will address pedagogical, social and psychological implications of these changes in law schools' functioning and lawyers' professional development.