July 20, 2006
Another Great Overview of Skills Needed for Success in Law School
Another great resource for an overview of key skills law students must acquire is Prof. Vernellia Randall's slide show, The Law School Learning Pyramid. In the slide show, Prof. Randall lays out the key intellectual skills from simplest to most complex, in a form very much like Bloom's famous taxonomy of learning behaviors. She then ties those skills to specific activities in a"Strategic Study" plan.(dbw)
July 17, 2006
"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818).
A frequent complaint these days is that law students often believe they can learn during class while instant messaging and surfing the Internet. We would do well to remind our multi-tasking students that, for all the technological advances of the past twenty-five years, learning still works the same way it always has. (dbw)