Lucy Bassli’s new book (132)

17 January 2020

Legal Evolution (By Bill Henderson) — Professor Henderson (Indiana University Maurer Law) shares a summary of a new book, “The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation: Basics Every Lawyer Should Know.” 

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Refuting the False Trope on Clinical Courses and Bar Passage

17 January 2020

Best Practices for Legal Education (By Robert Kuehn) — Professor Kuehn (Washington University in St. Louis Law) concludes from recent studies that participation in law clinics and externship courses do not harm a student’s chances of passing the bar exam.  

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Thoughts on a “better bar exam”

17 January 2020

Excess of Democracy (By Derek T. Muller) — Professor Muller reflects on current efforts to change the bar exam and suggests a focus for these reforms.  

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Women Law Students: Still Not Equal

17 January 2020

Law School Café (By Deborah Merritt) — Professor Merritt (Ohio State University Law) discusses the Law School Survey of Student Engagement report and calls for law schools to look at gender differences in the classroom.  

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On Visiting

17 January 2020

Medium (By Tess Wilkinson-Ryan) — Professor Wilkinson-Ryan (Penn Carey Law) reflects on her experience as a visiting professor hoping to receive a lateral offer.  

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A Nice Place to Live, But You Wouldn’t Want to Visit

17 January 2020

Dorf on Law (By Michael C. Dorf) — Professor Dorf (Cornell Law) responds to Wilkinson-Ryan’s essay on visiting professorships and proposes that law schools should abandon visits as part of the lateral hiring process.  

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The Costs of a Look-See Visit

17 January 2020

The Volokh Conspiracy (By Josh Blackman) — Professor Blackman (South Texas College of Law Houston) responds to Wilkinson-Ryan’s essay on visiting professorships and analyzes the costs of visiting professorships as part of the lateral hiring process.  

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The Home-Institution Benefits of Visiting Stints

17 January 2020

PrawfsBlawg (By Paul Horwitz) — Professor Horwitz (University of Alabama Law) describes the institutional and personal benefits of visiting professorships, regardless of receiving offers during the lateral hiring process.  

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AALS Section on Academic Support Leadership, and Honoring Laurie Zimet!

17 January 2020

Law School Academic Support Blog (By Melissa Hale) — Professor Hale (Loyola Chicago Law) congratulates Laurie Zimet (UC Hastings Law) for receiving the Section on Academic Support Award at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting.  

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Takeaways from the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting

17 January 2020

Law School Academic Support Blog (By Marsha Griggs) — Professor Griggs (Washburn Law) recaps her experience at 2020 AALS Annual Meeting. She provides words of encouragement for new academic support professionals and suggests participation in conferences such as AALS.    

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