The Outlook For Legal Education In 2020

10 December 2019

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares an article from The National Jurist that speculates what law schools should prepare for in 2020.

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Is Transferring To Another Law School Worth It?

10 December 2019

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares an article from The National Jurist about the law schools that have the highest number of incoming transfer students in 2018.

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Distance Legal Education: Lessons From The *Virtual* Classroom

10 December 2019

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares an article forthcoming in IDEA: The IP Law Review by professor Jacqueline D. Lipton (University of Pittsburgh Law) that reflects on current online course delivery methods used by law schools.

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Barton: Fixing Law Schools

10 December 2019

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares details on a new book by professor Benjamin Barton (University of Tennessee Law) called Fixing Law Schools that explores legal education reforms.

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Law Students Who Handwrite Their Notes Outperform Laptop Users By One Grade (e.g., B + to A-)

10 December 2019

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares a study published in the Journal of Legal Education by professors Collen P. Murphy (Roger Williams Law), Christopher J. Ryan, Jr. (Roger Williams Law) and Yajni Warnapala (Roger Williams University) that explores the effectiveness of note-taking using a laptop versus by hand.

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What makes a donation to a law school a “transformative” gift? One idea might be free tuition for all students

10 December 2019

Excess of Democracy (By Derek T. Muller) — Professor Muller (Pepperdine Law) discusses the complexities behind donor gifts and how the money is used in evaluating if large gifts are “transformational.”

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The Case for Teacher-Created Supplemental Learning Guides

10 December 2019

PrawfsBlawg (By Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer) — Professor Garfield (Pace Law) discusses the need for supplemental learning guides or resources to assist law students’ understanding of course material.  

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Legal History on the Web

10 December 2019

Legal History Blog (By Dan Ernst) — The author shares an announcement from Legal History on the Web calling for suggestions and updates for the website.

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Southern Illinois Law Announces Dean Finalists

10 December 2019

The Faculty Lounge (By Dan Filler) — Professor Filler (Drexel Law) shares finalists for the position of Southern Illinois Law dean.

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Number Of College Students Seeking Mental Health Services Has Soared 35% In Five Years

10 December 2019

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares an article from Register-Guard that discusses the growing demand for mental health treatments and resources from campus clinics.

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