Top 5 Tips for Teaching Law Online

Date: 6/3/20

Teaching law online is daunting. Because of the Covid 19 shift to remote learning, we are all being asked to change the way we have been teaching for years. And, we are doing this all in a vacuum because there are not many models for how to teach law online effectively.

This webinar is designed to help you overcome some of the pain points of designing an online course. The Top 5 Tips for Teaching Law Online derives from a several-session workshop conducted by Professor Michele Pistone at the AALS Clinical Conference for several years. She will walk you through tips she learned over the last ten years as she has designed online course and videos for legal education.

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Michele Pistone, Professor of Law and Director, Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES), at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Professor Pistone is designing and developing the first university-based online certificate program for immigrant advocates, the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA), VIISTA is a 100% online, 3-course educational program. She recently won the competitive JM Kaplan Innovation Prize for her ground-breaking work designing VIISTA.

Professor Pistone was involved in founding the AALS Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education and served as its Founding Chair. She was awarded the inaugural Section award in January 2020.

Professor Pistone’s research focuses on technological innovations in the practice of law and legal education, immigration and asylum law, and Catholic social though. She co-authored Disrupting Law School: how disruptive innovation is revolutionizing the legal world, a whitepaper for the Christensen Institute. Pistone is co-Associate Editor of the Journal on Migration and Human Security, published by Center for Migration Studies, and serves as advisor on migration to Holy See Mission to the United Nations. She is a Fellow at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) and an Adjunct Fellow with the Christensen Institute.

Pistone also founded LegalEDweb. LegalED’s YouTube channel hosts more than 100 videos on legal education, which have been viewed more than 750,00 times and has more than 10,000 subscribers.