Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference
Effective Instruction in Online and Hybrid Legal Education
June 11—13, 2020
University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops exploring how law professors can design and implement methods for teaching effectively in online environments, including both synchronous and asynchronous formats. With more and more law schools moving toward teaching part or all of their J.D. programs online, this topic has taken on increased urgency for professors thinking about effective teaching strategies.
The conference theme is intentionally broad and is designed to encompass a wide variety of topics in the context of online and hybrid learning environments–the effectiveness of online legal education generally, course and program design, assessment of student learning, promoting active learning and student engagement, teaching methods, providing feedback, and collaborative learning. We know that much innovation already is taking place, and we want to hear from you about the challenges, opportunities, and student responses you have experienced in teaching in online and hybrid formats.
Accordingly, the Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with the conference theme. Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses. Presenters should model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. The Institute Co-Directors are glad to work with anyone who would like advice on designing their presentations to be interactive.
To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one page (maximum), single-spaced, and include the following information:
- The title of the workshop;
- The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s);
- A summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
- A description of the teaching techniques the presenter will use to engage workshop participants and make the workshop interactive.
The proposal deadline is March 1, 2020. Submit proposals via email to Professor Kelly Terry, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.