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Recent books about legal education

Building on best practices transforming legal education in a changing world

edited by Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss,

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez.

  • Law Library
  • Call Number:KF273 .B848 2015

Legal education : simulation in theory and practice

edited by Caroline Strevens, University of Portsmouth, UK; Richard Grimes, University of York, UK; Edward Phillips, University of Greenwich, UK.



The new 1L : first-year lawyering with clients / edited by Eduardo R.C. Capulong, Michael A. Millemann, Sara Rankin, and Nantiya Ruan.

  • Law Library
  • Call Number:KF282 .N49 2015



John Haskell (Mississippi College School of Law), The Law School Industry-Institutional Considerations for Military Veterans (Posted 9/14/15, thefacultylounge.)

Paul Lippe, 'Prudent Innovation' in Law School: Colorado moves forward, ABA Journal - Legal Rebels (posted 9/10/15)

Karen Sloan, Law Prof Jobs Drying Up: Always Tight Teaching Market Constricts Further, National Law Journal (9/7/2015).

Michael Risch (Villanova), The Coming Arrived Casebook Revolution - re: alternatives to using expensive law school casebooks:  Alternative options include independent presses, free online supplements, open sourced free supplements using .pdf versions of government documents etc. (The Faculty Lounge, 9/4/15).

Mike Stetz, 10 Most Promising Innovations in Legal Education and the Schools Behind Them, Pre Law (Back to School 2015, Vol. 19, No. 1) 28-35.

Madison, Michael J., Preparing for Service: A Template for 21st Century Legal Education (August 12, 2015). U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-27. Available at SSRN: or 

Selected articles from the Journal of Legal Education - Note: these links are to Heinonline via the Syracuse College of Law proxy site.

Michele Pistone, Law Schools and Technology: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading, 64 J. Legal Educ. 586 (2015).

R. Michael Cassidy, Reforming the Law School Curriculum from the Top Down, 64 J. Legal Educ. 428 (2015).

Tahririh Lee, Technology-Based Experiential Learning: A Transnational Experiment, 64 J. Legal Educ. 455 (2015).

William R. Slomanson, Blended Learning: A Flipped Classroom Experiment, 64 J. Legal Educ. 93 (2014).

Kristen Holmquist, Marjorie Shultz, Sheldon Zedeck, and David Oppenheimer, Measuring Merit: The Schultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admissions, 63 J. Legal Educ. 565 (2014).

Stephen Daniels, Martin Katz, and William Sullivan, Analyzing Carnegie's Reach: The Contingent Nature of Innovation, 63 J. Legal Educ. 585 (2014).

Stephen Colbran and Anthony Gilding, MOOCs and the Rise of Online Legal Education, 63 J. Legal Educ. 405 (2014).

      Symposium: Is Law School Worth It?

                  Brian Z. Tamanaha, Is Law School Worth the Cost? 63 J. Legal Educ. 173 (2013).

                  Luz E. Herrera, Educating Main Street Lawyers, 63 J. Legal Educ. 189 (2013).

                  Ronit Dinovitzer, Bryant G. Garth, and Joyce S. Sterling, Buyers' Remorse? An Empirical Assessment of the Desirability of a Lawyer Career, 63 J. Legal Educ. 211 (2013).

                  Sherman J. Clark, Law School as Liberal Education, 63 J. Legal Educ. 235 (2013).

Steven J. Mulroy, Law School Lifelines: A Game Show-Themed Review Exercise, 63 J. Legal Educ. 341 (2013).

Ronald G Ehrenberg, American Law Schools in a Time of Transition, 63 J. Legal Educ. 98 (2013).

      Symposium: Access to Justice

                  Deborah L. Rhode, Access to Justice: An Agenda for Legal Education and Research, 62 J. Legal Educ. 531 (2013).

                  Lawrence J. Fox, Ethics Bureau at Yale: Combining Pro Bono Professional Responsibility Advice with Ethics Education, 62 J. Legal Educ. 551 (2013)

                  Cynthia F. Adcock, Beyond Externships and Clinics: Integrating Access to Justice Education into the Curriculum, 62 J. Legal Educ. 566 (2013).

                  Kimberly Emery and Scot H. Fishman, Instilling a Commitment to Service: A Law Firm Pro Bono Seminar, 62 J. Legal Educ. 576 (2013).

                  Mary Nicol Bowman, Engaging First-Year Law Students through Pro Bono Collaborations in Legal Writing, 62 J. Legal Educ. 586 (2013).

                  Laurie A. Morin and Susan L. Waysdorf, Teaching the Reflective Approach within the Service-Learning Model, 62 J. Legal Educ. 600 (2013).

                  Gregory Germain, From Classroom to Courtroom: A Doctrinal Teacher Supervises Pro Bono Bankruptcy Cases, 62 J. Legal Educ. 612 (2013).

                  David Oppenheimer, Susan Schechter, Shalini Swaroop, and Trish Keady, Berkeley Law's Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects, 62 J. Legal Educ. 621 (2013).


Carolyn Grose, Outcomes-Based Education One Course at a Time: My Experiment with Estates and Trusts, 62 J. Legal Educ. 336 (2012).

Shawn Marie Boyne, Crisis in the Classroom: Using Simulations to Enhance Decision-Making Skills, 62 J. Legal Educ. 311 (2012).

Carol Springer Sargent and Andrea A. Curcio, Empirical Evidence that Formative Assessments Improve Final Exams, 61 J. Legal Educ. 379 (2012).

Kristen Holmquist, Challenging Carnegie, 61 J. Legal Educ. 353 (2011).

Gene R. Nichol, Rankings, Economic Challenge, and the Future of Legal Education, 61 J. Legal Educ. 345 (2012).

Paul Figley, Teaching Rule Synthesis with Real Cases, 61 J. Legal Educ. 245 (2011).

John Lynch, Jr., The New Legal Writing Pedagogy: Is Our Pride and Joy a Hobble?. 61 J. Legal Educ. 231 (2011).

Jerome Organ, How Scholarship Programs Impact Students and the Culture of Law School, 61 J. Legal Educ. 173 (2011).

Kevin K. Washburn, Elena Kagan and the Miracle at Harvard, 61 J. Legal Educ. 67 (2011).

Jeffrey L. Rensberger, Tragedy of the Student Commons: Law Student Transfers and Legal Education, 60 J. Legal Educ. 616 (2011).

Eric E. Johnson, A Populist Manifesto for Learning the Law, 59 J. Legal Educ. 41 (2010).

      Symposium: Balance in Legal Education

               Bruce J. Winick, Foreword: What Does Balance in Legal Education Mean?, 60 J. Legal Educ. 107 (2010).

               Edward Rubin, Curricular Stress, 60 J. Legal Educ. 110 (2010).

               William J. Rich, Balance in Legal Education: Pervasive Principles, 60 J. Legal Educ. 122 (2010).

               Daisy Hurst Floyd, We Can Do More, 60 J. Legal Educ. 129 (2010).

               Lawrence Raful, What Balance in Legal Education Means to Me: A Dissenting View, 60 J. Legal Educ. 135 (2010).

               Ben Gibson, How Law Students Can Cope: A Student's View, 60 J. Legal Educ. 140 (2010).

Daniel Thies, Rethinking Legal Education in Hard Times: The Recession, Practical Legal Education, and the New Job Market, 59 J. Legal Educ. 598 (2010).

         Judith Welch Wegner, Response: More Complicated Than We Think, 59 J. Legal Educ. 623 (2010).

         Scott Westfahl, Response: Time to Collaborate on Lawyer Development, 59 J. Legal Educ. 645 (2010).

Aida M. Alaka, The Grammar Wars Come to Law School, 59 J. Legal Educ. 343 (2010).

Donald H. Zeigler, Joanne Ingham, and David Chang, Curriculum Design and Bar Passage: New York Law School's Experience, 59 J. Legal Educ. 393 (2010).

Abigail Salisbury, Skills Without Stigma: Using the JURIST Method to Teach Legal Research and Writing, 59 J. Legal Educ. 173 (2009)

Nelson P. Miller & Bradley J. Charles, Meeting the Carnegie Report's Challenge to Make Legal Analysis Explicit-Subsidiary Skills to the IRAC Framework,  59 J. Legal Educ. 192 (2009).

Robert C. Illig, The Oregon Method: An Alternative Model for Teaching Transactional Law, 59 J. Legal Educ. 221 (2009).

Kelly S. Terry, Externships: A Signature Pedagogy for the Apprenticeship of Professional Identity and Purpose, 59 J. Legal Educ. 240 (2009).


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