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Teaching property law in Second Life

Fizzy's Second Life

Last semester, Seattle U. Professor of Law Elizabeth Townsend-Gard taught a 1L property class that included a Second Life component, in which students explored virtual property as a way to gain insight into real property. I find this pedagogical tool of using virtual worlds as a cognitive foil for the real one a fascinating way to make use of virtual worlds, and hope to make use of that approach in my soon-to-be-announced class this fall.

Innovator Profile: Prof. Elizabeth Townsend-Gard and Rachel Goda (Law School Innovation blog).

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  1. Scenic British Columbia | August 28, 2007 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Thats very interesting, and abstract idea to teach on. I was reading earlier this month about real life similarities between virtual worlds and the real world. The article I was reading was very interesting as it was talking about an epidemic that broke out in World Of Warcraft, and how it mirror real world epidemics. Check out http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=41819. Cheers.

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