Idea For May 2015
Making Explicit the Link between Briefing and Exam Writing
It is probably safe to say that most schools have some form of skills training or introductory training session for new law students during which students are taught how to brief cases. As the National Academic Consultant for CLEO and in my own classroom I have seen so much emphasis being placed on briefing that students sometimes mistake the completion or mastering of a brief as an end onto itself.
Washburn University School of Law
Article For May 2015
James B. Levy, Teaching the Digital Caveman: Rethinking the Use of Classroom Technology in Law School, 19 Chapman Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2015) [Read fulltext at SSRN (579 KB PDF)]
In this engaging, clever, and thoughtful article, Professor James Levy demolishes the myths and conventional wisdom on how best to teach "digital natives" in legal education. It is a must read for any law teacher with an open mind who wants to make informed decisions about how to use (and not use) technology to help law students learn critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Gonzaga University School of Law