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Category Archives: Legal News and Debate
JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change By Amanda Reilly One of the central duties of the traditional institution of jury was to preserve popular conceptions of justice and evaluate the power of the government—to determine the truth or falsity of factual … Continue reading
HLS case study “Bingham McCutchen: Combinatorial Mathematics” made the news recently, as law firm Bingham McCutchen faces challenges following a series of partner departures. Citing the case study for its depiction of Bingham’s growth trajectory, the Am Law Daily reports … Continue reading
Biologists at the University of Washington recently released the findings of a meta-analysis on active learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classes: students in lecture classes, across every discipline, are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students … Continue reading
Lessons from CALIcon14 @ HLS Aaron Dewald has online modules for law school down to a science—literally. Dewald is the Associate Director of the Center for Innovation and Legal Education at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. … Continue reading
The InfiLaw System, a for-profit company that owns several law schools and professional development firms, is challenging the status quo in legal education in a way similar to for-profit education companies such as University of Phoenix, Strayer, and DeVry. However, … Continue reading
Antidote Games, a group that produces educational and entertaining simulations of “complex realities,” has teamed up with the Innocence Project to create The Accused, a game about investigative tactics and accusation. To get a better look at the game’s educational … Continue reading
Decades before the cries that law school curricula needed stronger practical components, NYU had a practical course called Lawyering. “My sense is that it was never a response to internal pressure,” says Andy Williams, Director of the Lawyering Program at … Continue reading
In the first-year Lawyering Process Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, students are encouraged to “lean forward” while learning and jump into their identities as lawyers. Beginning in the early 1990s as a basic legal research … Continue reading
“There is almost universal agreement that the current system is broken,” said Thomas W. Lyons III, ABA Task Force member, at an ABA Task Force meeting in Dallas earlier this year. In August, the American Bar Association’s Task Force released … Continue reading
In April, Dean Jeremy Paul of the Northeastern University School of Law and co-managing partner Alan Klinger of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan wrote for the New York Law Journal about legal curricular reform. Paul and Klinger outline seven improvements … Continue reading