Author Archives: Ashley Arrington

What and How Might a Better Bar Test?: A Brief Look at IAALS’ “Building a Better Bar” Project

With the February bar exam falling last week, it seemed appropriate to spend part of those days reading through the Building a Better Bar project report. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, … Continue reading

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On “America’s Therapist” and the Age of Vulnerable Leadership

This year, I’ve been more vulnerable than ever at work. It seems like every time my team and I get together for our biweekly check-in meetings, I’m shedding at least a couple of tears. I’m not saying that’s a great … Continue reading

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More on Kindness: The Power of Self-Compassion

In my first post, I wrote about the neurological science behind kindness, its natural connection to and positive impact on teaching and learning, the recent growth of academic centers and institutes focused on kindness and similar values, and the need … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Room for Kindness in Research and Instruction

       During my first semester of teaching, a colleague and I were having a conversation in which I noted the importance of kindness to my teaching philosophy and pedagogy. Their response? “I don’t really think kindness is a … Continue reading

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