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.Read More about Refuting the False Trope on Clinical Courses and Bar Passage
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.Read More about Women Law Students: Still Not Equal
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.Read More about A Nice Place to Live, But You Wouldn’t Want to Visit
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.Read More about The Costs of a Look-See Visit
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.Read More about The Home-Institution Benefits of Visiting Stints
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.Read More about AALS Section on Academic Support Leadership, and Honoring Laurie Zimet!
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.Read More about Takeaways from the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting