Using What We’ve Learned About the Effect of Racism and Economic Disparities on Law Students During the Pandemic

29 December 2020

Best Practices for Legal Education (By Davida Finger) — Professor Finger (Loyola University New Orleans Law) shares a post by professor Jennifer S. Bard (University of Florida Law) analyzing the effect of racism and financial disparity on law students during the pandemic.

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How Law Schools Can Counteract Racial Bias Of LSAT Scores In The Admissions Process

29 December 2020

Tax Prof Blog (By Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares a University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class article by LaTasha Hill that looks at the impact of the LSAT on race and law school admissions.

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My journey this semester from “hating” Zoom to “OK, I can make this work . . . .”

29 December 2020

Legal Skills Prof Blog (By James B. Levy) — Professor Levy (Nova Southeastern Law) discusses his experience adapting to online teaching.

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Best Practices in 2020

29 December 2020

Best Practices for Legal Education (By Davida Finger) — Professor Finger (Loyola New Orleans Law) shares a post by dean Sean M. Scott (California Western Law) that provides advice to students and faculty on managing the challenges of the pandemic.

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AALS William Pincus Award to Profs. Nancy Maurer and Susan Bennett

29 December 2020

Clinical Law Prof Blog (By Jeff Baker) — Professor Baker (Pepperdine Law) shares an announcement from the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education honoring professors Nancy Maurer (Albany Law School) and Susan Bennett (American University Washington College of Law) with the William Pincus Award for outstanding contributions in the field.

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How Lawyers (Ought to) Think

29 December 2020

The Faculty Lounge (By Steve Lubet) — Professor Lubet (Northwestern Law) shares his article on cognitive bias and the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and discusses the skills law students need to develop to become successful lawyers.

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The Longer They Are, The More Citations They Receive: How Impact Factor Punishes Concise Legal Scholarship

29 December 2020

Tax Prof Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares an article by professor Michael Conklin (Angelo State University) that looks at the phenomenon of longer academic articles receiving more citations, thus steering authors away from a more concise style that would be easier for readers to read.

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Creating Inclusive Programs

15 December 2020

Law School Academic Support Blog (By Steven Foster) — Professor Foster (Oklahoma City University Law) shares an infographic on creating inclusive programing in law schools.

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Race Ought to Be A Through-Line in Core Law School Curriculum

15 December 2020

Best Practice for Legal Education (By Darcy Meals) — Professor Meals (Georgia State University Law) calls on law schools to incorporate racial justice in every facet of legal education.

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No “folly,” no “Potemkin Villages,” no “wildfires”–a semester of in-person hybrid legal education

15 December 2020

Excess of Democracy (By Derek T. Muller) — Professor Muller (University of Iowa Law) describes his experiences teaching an online/in-person hybrid class and pushes back on those that said hybrid classes would be a disaster.

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