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
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
Last month, I wrote a post encouraging you to consider using a cool assignment in your courses in which students would interview lawyers about an actual negotiation or other matter. This assignment has several benefits. First, it gives students experience learning about actual negotiations that lawyers have conducted, advancing the goal of preparing students for real-world … Continue reading Documents for the Cool Course Assignment
Tis one of the least fun seasons of the year for faculty: Time to grade stacks of exams and papers. While it is exciting to see signs that some of our wards have learned a lot from our instructional efforts, it is depressing to see evidence raising doubts that we inhabit the same galaxy as … Continue reading A Cool Course Assignment for Next Semester — and A Scholarship Opportunity
For the final stage of a simulation in my negotiation course, one group of students negotiated with a video hookup to a student who had to be out of town. I hadn’t planned on this experiment (which worked well), but it got me thinking – a dangerous activity, I admit. For quite a while, faculty … Continue reading Have You Done a Simulation of a Negotiation by Video?
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