My research interests currently include the changing landscape for legal education, and in particular the impact of technology on that landscape. This scholarly interest took flight in my book Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2009). More information about the book can be found on my blog.
In addition, I am the Series Editor for the Skills & Values Series of supplemental textbooks being published by Carolina Academic Press. I published the Skills & Values book for Discovery law, as well as one for Lawyering Process course, which I am now using to teach with in that class. These are hybrid textbooks, with part in print and the rest in a fully-populated companion online site, which includes quizes, examples, and links to further reading and research.
I am also working on two projects in Legal Rhetoric. I am studying the various forms of humor used in the writing of judicial opinions, and how and when it works (and does not) to advance the narrative of the opinion. I am also studying the relationship between musical forms and legal writing forms (or, more generally, all forms of written and oral communication).
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This is a partial list of my presentations. A complete list can be found in my CV, which is available on the home page of this portfolio.
Negotiation Skills Teaching in American Law Schools, Legal Education Exchange Conference, June 25-27, 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia (with Jay Finkelstein (DLAPiper), Walter Bardenwerper (Georgetown), and Paul Zwier (Emory)).
Workshop Leader, Interactive Teaching Methods for Law Courses, Moscow State University, December 10 – 11, 2014, Moscow, Russia.
Designing and Implementing Carnegie Integrated Courses, LWI One-Day Workshop, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, December 5, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.
How Online Learning Can Transform Legal Education, Conference on Digital Transformation, University of Quebec in Montreal, School of Business, October 16, 2014, Montreal, Canada.
“Teaching Formation of Professional Identity,” Regent Law Review Symposium, October 4, 2014, Virginia Beach, VA.
Teaching Formation of Professional Identity, Workshop on Formation of Professional Identity, Holloran Center, St. Thomas Law School, July 8, 2014, Chaska, MN.
American Legal Education: History and Current Challenges, Legal Education Exchange Conference, July 2, 2014, Moscow, Russia.
Erasing Boundaries: Interschool Collaboration and Its Pedagogical Opportunities, AALS Annual Conference, New York, NY, January 5, 2014, with Ian Gallacher (Syracuse), Amy Stein (Hofstra), and Robin Boyle Laisure (St. John’s).
Measuring Student Performance, Assessment Validity, and Teaching Effectiveness, SEALS Annual Conference, Palm Beach, FL, August 6, 2013 (with Joan Heminway (Tennessee), Andi Curcio (Georgia State), Bob Seibel (Cal Western), Barbara Glesner-Fines (UMKC), Michael Hunter Schwartz (UALR), Olympia Duhart (Nova), Susan Brooks (Drexel), Steven Friedland (Elon).
Using Simulation-based Courses to Teach Law Students, SEALS Annual Conference, August 4, 2013 (with Todd Peppers (W&L), Eleanor Lanier (Georgia), Sue Payne (Emory), Tahirih Lee (Florida State), and Tamar Birkhead (UNC)).
At the Junction of Storytelling and Professional Identity, 4th Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, London, UK, July 23, 2013, with Cliff Zimmerman (Northwestern).
Formation of Professional Identity: Towards an Intentional Pedagogy, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Denver, CO, September 28, 2012 (with Bill Sullivan).
Teaching Whole-Course Simulations, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, Denver, CO, September 28, 2012 (with Roberto Corrada).
Cooperation in eDiscovery and Litigation, panel discussion with William Butterfield, Judge Morris Hoffman, Emily Pastorius, and Judge Craig Shaffer, eDiscovery Boot Camp for State Court Judges, sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Denver, CO, June 23, 2012.
Update on Outcomes Assessment in Law School, Opening Keynote at the Center for Excellence in Law Teaching Conference, Albany, NY, March 29, 2012. http://bit.ly/CELTConf
Leveraging Technology for Better Teaching without Increasing Cost, an invited talk at FutureEd3 Conference, co-sponsored by Harvard and NY Law School, New York, NY, April 15, 2011. Prezi available at: http://bit.ly/fjw3E5
How LRW Faculty Can Contribute to their Law School’s Assessment Program, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research (LWRR), with Sophie Sparrow (UNH) and Lori Shaw (Dayton), San Francisco, January 5, 2011. Supporting website at: http://bit.ly/AALS2011