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Stone Soup Assessment: Stacey-Rae Simcox’s Trusts & Estates Course

Stacey-Rae Simcox, who is director of Stetson’s Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic, used a Stone Soup assignment in her Trusts & Estates course.  This is a great illustration of how faculty can use Stone Soup in almost any law school course, not just traditional ADR courses. As an extra-credit assignment, 45 out of 67 students conducted interviews … Continue reading Stone Soup Assessment: Stacey-Rae Simcox’s Trusts & Estates Course

Stone Soup:  A Thousand Great Chefs

In June, Rafael Gely and I, the co-directors of the Stone Soup Project, decided to shift our approach from our original plan of a centralized database to a decentralized set of experimental efforts to produce knowledge about actual practice – aka letting a thousand chefs cook. I recently talked with many of the faculty who have … Continue reading Stone Soup:  A Thousand Great Chefs

Stone Soup:  Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training

Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Takeaways From New Hampshire Mediation Training

Stone Soup:  Model for Gathering Data at Continuing Education Programs

Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law. As part of the trainings, we collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Model for Gathering Data at Continuing Education Programs

Stone Soup:  Planting Seeds for Next Year

This post is to let people know about upcoming plans for the Stone Soup Project.  Faculty have been using Stone Soup in their courses this semester and generally have had very positive experiences.  I will start posting people’s brief assessments of their experiences to help colleagues plan Stone Soup for your courses next semester. This … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Planting Seeds for Next Year

Are You Ready to Apply Unequivocal Research Findings That Students’ Use of Laptops in Class Reduces Learning?

University of Michigan Education Professor Susan Dynarski wrote a compelling article in the New York Times, Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. She cites research finding that when students use laptops in class, they not only reduce their own learning, but they also reduce the learning of nearby students. The … Continue reading Are You Ready to Apply Unequivocal Research Findings That Students’ Use of Laptops in Class Reduces Learning?