Advice on preventing ‘zoom-bombing’ video conference disruptions

31 March 2020

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — A new form of trolling in which a participant uses Zoom’s screensharing feature to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes. How to prevent zoombombing:

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Exchange students studying in Europe caught between closed borders and flight cancellations

31 March 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Exchange students have been left stranded across Europe by the coronavirus pandemic, as flights are canceled and borders erected amid mixed signals over whether to stay or go, according to student groups.

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Graduate students experience unique difficulties during pandemic

31 March 2020

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — As higher education reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, graduate students say they face a unique set of challenges, including difficulty getting access to research materials, concern about finishing their degrees on time, and pressing financial troubles. Administrators are focusing attention on faculty members and undergraduates, some grad….

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Bar exam preparation company to host live online lectures

31 March 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Whether the July bar exam will actually take place as traditionally scheduled is unknown, but starting in May, anyone who wants to study for it has the option of watching livestreamed BarBri lectures with moderated questions and answers.

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Opinion: Colleges must rethink testing, grading, and assessment during the pandemic

31 March 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Rethinking how we assess, test and grade our students gives not only them but also instructors needed flexibility during an impossible time, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis write.

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UCLA Law co-launches National Online Trial Advocacy Competition

31 March 2020

UCLA LAW — Amid in-person school closures and global travel restrictions, UCLA School of Law has created online trial competitions for the nearly 10,000 law students and undergraduates whose competitions were cancelled as the world grapples with the COVID-19 crisis.

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University of North Carolina Law professor John V. Orth discusses transition to remote teaching

31 March 2020

NEW YORK INTELLIGENCER — The sudden switch has even seasoned faculty with decades of experience in an unfamiliar situation, including University of North Carolina Law School professor John V. Orth. Orth has been teaching at UNC since 1978, but he’s never quite been in a situation like this. He spoke with Intelligencer yesterday evening about his….

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Northeastern Law dean James Hackney emphasizes self-care during isolation

31 March 2020

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — As we collectively confront a global health pandemic, we struggle to reduce our levels of stress and anxiety, to remain calm, to connect with one another even while maintaining our social distance, to look forward without the reassurance of plans that only a few weeks ago seemed set in stone.….

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Northwestern Law professor Daniel Rodriguez offers online course on law and the coronavirus pandemic

31 March 2020

NORTHWESTERN NOW — Northwestern Pritzker School of Law former Dean and Professor Daniel Rodriguez is offering law students a five-week online pop-up course, “Law in the Time of Corona,” dealing with a range of legal issues involving the COVID-19 crisis. The course started March 23 and will run through April 25.

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Pepperdine Law hosts online moot court competition

31 March 2020

PEPPERDINE CARUSO SCHOOL OF LAW — Caruso Law chose to charge on, and last week, the school held the preliminary rounds of our annual first-year moot court competition via Zoom. Nearly 40 faculty, Moot Court & Law Review members, and alumni supported the competition by judging multiple rounds, admitting it was nearly as much of a….

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