You probably are familiar with the Stone Soup fable. Some travelers come to a village with only an empty cooking pot and they find that the villagers won’t share any food. The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One by one, villagers ask … Continue reading Stone Soup Case Database
From SFOI Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference is now less than a month away – April 19-22 in San Francisco. Please be sure to register! And consider forwarding this post to any colleagues in your school who may be interested in learning about innovative experiential teaching methods and substantive … Continue reading Come to the Legal Educators’ Colloquium
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) held its fifth annual conference and started with a series of snappy six-minute presentations about various topics in legal education including: ● alumni focus groups and pathway competencies ● Thurgood Marshall Law School’s resource site ● assessing professional identity formation ● building a community of legal professionals ● whether law schools … Continue reading Snappy Talks from the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference
From FFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Dear Colleagues, The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is a little over a month away and we are again collecting information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share. We’re not certain, but we think this might be the 5th year for this event. This year’s … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resource Share
I recently had a chance to talk with Lainey Feingold, the author of a great new book on negotiation, which she describes below. Before I get to her description, I want to say a few words about why I think her book is particularly important. I have been writing about early dispute resolution, especially planned … Continue reading Lainey Feingold’s Book on Structured Negotiation
Thanks to this post on the Best Practices in Legal Education blog, I learned about an impressive effort by Brian Sites (Barry University) to collect all the resources on experiential learning he could find. Here’s the link where you can download his document. You will see that he includes cites to the LEAPS Project, which … Continue reading Extensive Collection of Resources for Experiential Learning
Once again, Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo, of Mitchell Hamline, organized a resource share at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium at the ABA conference earlier this month. They compiled all the suggestions that people shared in this document, which also includes suggestions from prior conferences. Lots of ideas for your courses next year. (But first, summer!) … Continue reading Legal Educators’ Resources Galore!
Jim Coben was shocked, shocked that I didn’t mention multi-stage simulations (MSS) at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium Resource Share. (I was dutifully following instructions to focus on new stuff.) To help Jim recover from his shock, I am posting this item. Also to jog your memories and provide an update. After last year’s conference, I … Continue reading Multi-Stage Simulations and Enjoying Grading Redux