Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New book "Legal Education in the Digital Age"

It is a collection of essays edited by Vanderbilt Law Professor Edward Rubin and available here from Cambridge University Press.  First is a synopsis from the publisher followed by the table of contents.

During the coming decades, the digital revolution that has transformed so much of our world will transform legal education as well. The digital production and distribution of course materials will powerfully affect both the content and the way materials are used in the classroom and library. This collection of essays by leading legal scholars in various fields explores three aspects of this coming transformation. The first set of essays discusses the way digital materials will be created and how they will change concepts of authorship as well as methods of production and distribution. The second set explores the impact of digital materials on law school classrooms and law libraries, and the third set considers the potential transformation of the curriculum that the materials are likely to produce. Taken together, these essays provide a guide to momentous changes that every legal teacher and scholar needs to understand.

Part I. Creating Digital Teaching Materials:

1. The digital path of the law Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover
2. Open source and the reinvention of legal education Matthew T. Bodie
3. Copyright and innovation in legal course materials R. Anthony Reese

Part II. Teaching with Digital Course Materials:

4. Digital evolution in law school course books: trade-offs, opportunities and vigilance   Lawrence A. Cunningham
5. Smarter law school casebooks John Palfrey
6. Law games: the importance of virtual worlds and video games for the future of legal education Gregory Silverman
7. Law students and the new law library: an old paradigm Penny Hazelton

Part III. Reforming the Curriculum through Digital Course Materials:

8. Law school 2.0: course books in the digital age David Vladeck
9. The new course book and the new law school curriculum Edward Rubin
10. Casebooks, learning theory and the need to manage uncertainty Peggy Cooper Davis.


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