Winter 2018 Issue of JLE Focuses on Outcomes Assessment
The Winter 2018 issue of the Journal of Legal Education (JLE) takes an in-depth look at the revised ABA standards on assessment and learning outcomes. The issue includes the following symposium articles:
“Adoption of Student Learning Outcomes: Lessons for Systemic Change in Legal Education” by Steven C. Bahls;
“Law School Assessment in the Context of Accreditation: Critical Questions, What We Know and Don’t Know, and What We Should Do Next” by Judith Welch Wegner;
“They’re Back! The New Accreditation Standards Coming to a Law School Near You—A 2018 Update, Guide to Compliance, and Dean’s Role in Implementing” by Susan Hanley Duncan;
“A Simple Low-Cost Institutional Learning-Outcomes Assessment Process” by Andrea A. Curcio;
“The ‘F’ Word: The Top Five Complaints (and Solutions) About Formative Assessment” by Olympia Duhart;
“Teaching and Assessing Soft Skills” by Sophie M. Sparrow;
“What Did They Know and When Did They Know It? Pretesting as a Means Setting a Baseline for Assessing Learning Outcomes” by Jeffrey L. Harrison; and
“Rescuing Pluto from the Cold: Creating an Assessment-Centered Legal Education” by Steven I. Friedland.
The ongoing “At the Lectern” series continues with Martin H. Malin and Deborah I. Ginsberg’s “Flipping the Classroom to Teach Workplace ADR in an Intensive Environment.”
Book reviews in this issue include:
“Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law—Stephen Presser” reviewed by Bernard W. Bell;
“Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law—Stephen Presser” reviewed by Scott Douglas Gerber; and
“Review Essay: Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent—Daniel S. Medwed & The New Criminal Justice Thinking —Sharon Dolovich and Alexandra Natapoff” reviewed by Thomas Morawetz.
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