Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Academic and Bar Support Scholarship Spotlight

A deluge of fine scholarship from the academic and bar support world this week:  

1.  Kris Franklin (NYLS) & Paula Manning (McGeorge./ WCSL), Make it Work! Teaching Law Students to Get Great Supervision (Even When Supervisors Aren't That Great). 

From the abstract:

In an ideal world every single meeting between law students and professors, or between beginning lawyers and their supervisors, should leave supervisors impressed by their charges and junior lawyers/students with a clear sense of direction for their work. We do not live in that ideal world.

This Article seeks to improve those supervisory meetings, and to do so from the perspective of the ones under supervision. We posit there is a genuine art to getting the best supervision possible, and that doing so can be both learned and taught. We first unpack some of the disconnects and hidden assumptions that can hinder effective supervisory meetings. We observe that participants in supervisory meetings may have very different expectations about the roles of the participants. We further explore the relational aspects of supervision and note that a shared sense of responsibility for supervision promotes more effective supervisory interactions. Next, the Article turns to considering what law professors can do to prepare law students to get the most out of feedback from their supervisors. We conclude that teaching law students to adjust their attributions toward growth, to set clear and achievable goals, and to be thoughtfully self-reflective, will maximize their learning in any academic and professional supervision.

2.  Melissa Hale (Loyola, Chicago), Antonia Miceli (St. Louis), & Tania Shah (WSCL), The Ultimate Guide to the UBE (Wolters Kluwer, May 28, 2021).

From the publisher's description:

The Ultimate Guide to the UBE is your "one stop shop" for all things UBE (Uniform Bar Exam). Now administered in over 35 jurisdictions, bar exam takers don't want to just pass - they want to excel and obtain the highest score possible so they have their choice of UBE jurisdictions. This Guide covers it all - from the basics of what is tested on the UBE, to the best ways to personalize your bar exam study, to the most important of all - how to maximize your score on each of the three sections of the UBE.

With over 40 years of combined experience in preparing students to pass the bar exam, Tania Shah, Melissa Hale, and Antonia (Toni) Miceli bring their expertise in the bar exam field directly to you and use actual bar exam answers from real bar examinees to show you exactly what you need to do to pick up points on the UBE!

(Louis Schulze, FIU Law)


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