Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction

The “Food Blog” Scroll and Its Impact on Online Legal Research

After transitioning from a written to a “live” format for assignments in my Advanced Legal Research class, I noticed a vaguely familiar pattern of students unintentionally scrolling past relevant information on their screens. It would happen like this: I’d ask … Continue reading

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Adapting “Live” Assignments for Formative Assessments

Olivia Smith Schlinck gave a very useful presentation at the Teaching the Teachers Conference this past May on live assignments. Olivia described the live assignment as follows: The Research Practicum was born out of the pandemic, when Benjamin N. Cardozo … Continue reading

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Can You Really Accomplish Anything In 14 Hours? 

The value of the one-credit research course is extensive if you can answer the following questions. Can you really accomplish anything in 14 hours?  What can students learn in a course that only meets for fifty minutes a week?  How … Continue reading

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Can I Be Real For a Second?

The losses and disruptions of the last few years have made me (like a lot of other folks) reexamine my life choices.  Between the pandemic and (while I’m getting real here) a recent milestone birthday, I’ve been reflecting on the … Continue reading

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Creating Significant Learning Experiences  

In a previous post on emotions and teaching, I mentioned L. Dee Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning. This post expands on that reference by exploring key ideas from Fink’s book Creating Significant Learning Experiences.   What is a Significant Learning Experience?   … Continue reading

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