Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ETL Videos on Legal Education

Last week, I mentioned that Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers had revised and expanded its resource pages.  (here)  The new resource pages include several excellent videos on legal education.  (here and here)  These videos include ones about how to teach specific courses, curriculum innovations, student-centered law teaching, teaching techniques, the Carnegie Report, and information about ETL.

They also have uploaded William Henderson's keynote address to the Second Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference.  (here at the bottom of the page)  An excerpt:

“It’s implausible to be content with the current state of legal education. Our students are mired in debt—and this is all old news to everyone here. Employers are underwhelmed by the quality of skills of our graduates. Students can’t find jobs—not enough of them, only a little bit more than 55% are falling into the vocation. And ordinary citizens can’t afford lawyers. I mean, things are kind of a mess. So surely, there’s got to be a better way to this.”

ETL also made a video asking several legal educators Three Questions About the Future of Legal Education.

Finally, they have uploaded some short presentations from the ETL Conference, called Transforming Legal Education in Six Minutes, Twenty Slides.  (here)

(Scott Fruehwald)


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