Friday, March 13, 2009

LEARN to Reform Legal Education

A group of 10 US law schools has embarked on a program:
to promote thoughtful innovation in law school curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
The Legal Education Analysis and Reform Network (LEARN) has issued a description of projects for the next two years. Three sub-groups are working on curricular and pedagogical reforms in law schools, educating law teachers, and student assessment.

Several of the specific sound very interesting. For example, one goal is the creation of a website with teaching resources. Another will deal with the use of small workshops and seminars. Others will address evaluation of of clickers, written assignments, and student postings to class listservs and wikis.

Participating law schools include:
  • CUNY Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard Law School
  • Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington)
  • New York University School of Law
  • Southwestern Law School
  • Stanford Law School
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • University of New Mexico Law School
  • Vanderbilt University Law School

1 comment:

Doreen Boxer said...

American legal education is in crisis. The economic downturn has left many recent law graduates saddled with crushing student loans and bleak job prospects.

Doreen Boxer on LA Times