Learning Games as a Tool to Foster Inclusion in Law Classes

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 2:00 – 2:45 PM EST

Webinar Description:

This webinar will blend nuts-and-bolts instruction on learning games with a broader discussion on diversity and inclusion in the law school classroom.  Kara Bruce will share her experiences using learning games in commercial law courses, highlighting the subtle shifts to the classroom dynamic that followed their use.  She will link these observations to pedagogical theories on inclusion in education, positing that games can be a useful tool to break down barriers to engagement.

The session is designed for faculty who have limited experience with learning games and limited time to innovate. It will provide concrete suggestions for how to easily develop and integrate learning games into law classes.  It will also provide resources for those who are ready to develop more sophisticated learning games.  


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Kara Bruce, J.D., Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law

Kara Bruce is a professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law, where she teaches Contracts, Secured Transactions, and a variety of bankruptcy and commercial law courses. Kara is an innovative and dedicated classroom teacher. She has won The University of Toledo’s Outstanding Teacher Award and a variety of College of Law teaching awards.  

Kara research and writes on bankruptcy law and procedure. She is a contributing editor to the Bankruptcy Law Letter, a coauthor of the Fifth Edition on Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions, and a former Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Kara is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Tulane Law School.  Before joining the University of Toledo, she worked as an attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Chicago, Illinois. 



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