Friday, October 3, 2008

podcasting legal skills instruction

Since launching earlier this year on iTunes U, the Suffolk University Law School Legal Practice Skills podcasts have experienced enormous success, with one recording ranking among the top 10 most downloaded law-related iTunes U podcasts worldwide.   In addition, the Weekly Legal Writing podcast series is now listed as "New and Noteworthy" on the ITunes U main page and not even specifically under Social Science (Law). 

Each week, a different Suffolk Law professor records and uploads a 5-to-10-minute podcast corresponding to his or her academic syllabus. In the past few weeks, the Legal Practice Skills’ “Annotated Sample Memo” has ranked as high as iTunes U’s second-most downloaded law-related podcast, beating out hundreds of others.

On December 1, 2008, the Legal Practice Skills Program will host a conference of the Consortium of New England Legal Writing Teachers.  The conference theme is “Teaching Through Technology.”  It will be held at Suffolk Law, where podcasts, among other technological teaching tools, will be demonstrated and discussed.


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