Posted on January 9, 2015 by Mary Lynch
“Best Practices for Legal Education” blog won first place in the ABA Journal Blawg 100’s Careers / Law School category. Our blog garnered more than 150 votes and was one of 13 popular vote winners out of 100 blogs.
The Blawg 100, as selected by the ABA Journal, was featured in the journal’s December 2014 cover story. As a winner of the popular vote, “Best Practices for Legal Education” will be featured again in the February issue. The ABA Journal‘s Blawg 100 is an annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law.
We also have a cool new BADGE featured on our site! Booyah!
A special thank you to Michele Pistone of LegalEd for her great work on getting out the vote!
So keep those contributions, posts and comments coming!
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Posted on September 29, 2014 by Patricia Salkin
Fall is here and in addition to the start of the academic semester, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is in high gear. So much has been written about changes in legal education in a short period of time, it can be difficult to keep track of the books, articles, columns, posts, etc. Thanks to Touro Law librarian Laura Ross, a working bibliography on legal education reform has now been posted to SSRN for all to access. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2500987 This is an ongoing work-in-progress, and Laura welcomes emails with suggestions for additions to the list. Entries in the bibliography provide great starting points for discussion among faculty and law school constituents about the present but more important, the future, for individual law schools. We hope you will use this to inform your teaching, scholarship and service to the school and community moving forward. Those of us fortunate to be a part of the Academy have a wonderful opportunity at this moment in time to respond to a rapidly changing legal profession by making deliberate and informed reforms in the way we educate the next generation of lawyers.
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Posted on August 12, 2014 by Mary Lynch
Comprehensive revisions passed
The ABA House of Delegates passed the comprehensve revisions with “minimal fuss” according to the ABA Journal linked above. One area, however, garnered significant attention and also resulted in an odd, though perhaps meaningless , procedural move. The House voted to send back to the Section on Legal Education for further consideration the comment to standard 305 which prohibits payment to students for credit-based courses.
What does this mean? Law schools which have not already done so must start identifying, articulating publicly and assessing student learning out outcomes, providing every student six credits of clinic or clinic-like experiential courses and requiring students to take two credit hours worth of professional responsibility coursework.
Well, it’s a start……
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