Links to Online Resources
- Barbara Glesner Fines' Teaching and Learning Resources
- Best Practices for Legal Education Blog
This blog was created to provide a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey's Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation's Educating Lawyers and to be a place where those interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions. The blog contributors and editor, Professor Mary Lynch of Albany Law School, document and record the most recent innovations and academic experiments accompanying the legal education reform movement — and stimulate dialogue between and among all sectors of the legal academy.
- Center for Engaged Learning in the Law (CELL)
This site is intended to serve as a nexus for law teachers, students, administrators and practitioners to share different perspectives on how learning can be improved in law schools. The aim is to promote and communicate advances in legal education with these constituencies. Subjects leading to improved learning can be as diverse as advice for newer teachers and students, direct prescriptions for improvement, inspirational quotes or narratives and how to find "happy jobs" in the law.
- Center for Engaged Learning in the Law Blog
Intended to contribute to the discourse on teaching and learning in law, from the inspirational to the whimsical, to the mechanical. The blog includes the varying perspectives of teachers, administrators, learners and practicioners and searches for a theme that will reflect the professionalism and quality of the teaching and learning that currently occurs at the law school. It contains posts from multiple authors addressing such topics as best practives, assessment in legal education, course design and devleopment, student preparation, faculty expectations, etc.
- Centre for Legal Education (United Kingdom)
- Humanizing Law School
- Inspiring Ideas for the Teaching & Learning of Law
Vickie Eggers, Director of Faculty Support and Distance Education at Cooley Law School, has developed an excellent website on teaching and learning law. This valuable resource collects videos and articles on teaching, learning, thinking, outcomes, assessment, skills, practice, and technology.
- Jurist for Canadian Legal Education
- Legal Education Renaissance Report
A Renaissance is occurring within legal education. Building on the findings and recommendations of the Carnegie Report (2007), MacCrate Report (1992), Cramton Report (1979), Reed Report (1921), and other extensive research, law schools and faculty are developing creative innovative curriculum and teaching methods to better prepare students for the practice of law. The Legal Education Renaissance Report is an interactive online Journal of Legal Education in Transition. It is a broad based, up-to-date resource of innovations in curriculum and teaching methods in law schools and K-12, college prep, undergraduate education, online learning, technology, and business training that can be applied to legal education.
- Legal Education, ADR, and Practical Problem Solving
The LEAPS website is designed to help faculty incorporate "practical problem-solving" (PPS) into their instruction of a wide range of courses, including doctrinal, litigation, transactional, and ADR courses. The website provides descriptions of various teaching methodologies, a list of consultants who can help on specific courses, links to relevant resources, ideas for engaging colleagues in incorporating PPS in their teaching, and other useful materials.
- Legal Scholarship Blog Teaching Resources
- Monograph Series of the Legal Writing institute
This incredibly useful resource, published by the Legal Writing institute, is a "sequence of electronic volumes posted on the LWI web site. Each volume will focus on a specific topic relevant to teaching, curriculum, scholarship or status of Legal Writing professionals and will include substantial, well-developed pieces of scholarship in the form of law review articles or book chapters . . ." The First Volume, "The Art of Critiquing Work" is now available.
- Skills Prof Blog
This blog was created to discuss and address the connection between law school and practice. Contributors come from a variety of backgrounds including clinicians, doctrinal faculty, legal writing faculty, applied technology experts (i.e. what tech students need to know to practice law), and practitioners. Subscribe by clicking on the "Feedburner Subscription Service" icon in the blog's left margin. Skills Prof Blog is part of the Law Prof Blog network. Examples of posts from October 2010 include: "How to handle those pesky classroom technical glitches"; "Are Google-like search engines making us worse legal researchers?"; "Advice from a Trial Judge"; "Using drama and stage acting to teach legal skills"; "What happens to law grads who fail the bar?"; and "Red Bull space jump canceled due to lawsuit."
- What the Best Law Teachers Do
Michael Hunter Schwartz, Gerry Hess and Sophie Sparrow are conducting a law professor-focused, follow-up study to Ken Bain's What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004). The goals of the study are: to identify the best law teachers in America, to synthesize the principles by which they teach, and then to share these principles and stories of these wonderful teachers by documenting them in a book.