The Paperless Law Prof

Date: 5/27/20

As a result of COVID-19 and the need to teach remotely, professors quickly saw the value of having digitized materials. In this webinar, I will share tips, techniques, and strategies for becoming a paperless law prof. Among other things, I will discuss digital casebooks, digitizing class prep materials, and paperless grading. I will address challenges associated with going paperless and offer suggestions. This webinar will be of particular interest to those who have or are considering getting an iPad and Apple pencil or other tablet and stylus. However, even if you do not have a tablet, there will be plenty of suggestions for digitizing and becoming paperless with just your computer.

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April Dawson

April Dawson, Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law

April G. Dawson is a professor of law at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and was a computer programmer before attending law school. April received her law degree from Howard University School of Law in 1994. After law school, April joined the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice through its Attorney General’s Honors Program. While at the Department of Justice, she argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. In 1996, April served as law clerk to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Following her clerkship, she worked as a litigation associate at a Washington, D.C. firm. While at the firm, she was also an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

April joined NCCU School of Law as a full-time faculty member in 2006, where she currently teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Supreme Court Practice, Administrative Law, and Voting Rights. She has been voted Teacher of the Year by both the day and evening students. In addition to researching and writing about the federal judiciary, April researches, writes, and speaks about legal pedagogy (andragogy) and the use of technology in legal education. April was the organizer of the AALS Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education inaugural 2019 Summer Webinar Series, and was also a presenter for two of the webinar sessions: Teaching with Technology for Maximum Student Engagement and Tech Productivity Tips for Law Faculty. April was a presenter at the ABA TECHSHOW 2020, where she served on two panels: Skills Building: Best Practices for Teaching Tech to Law Students and Tech Forward: New Jobs for New Lawyers. April also co-hosts the Legal Eagle Review radio show, which airs every Sunday evening on WNCU 90.7 FM and is available on iTunes.