07 May 2013

CONFERENCE: Hybrid Law Teaching

Logo: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning will present its summer 2013 conference on June 7-9, 2013, at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. The conference, Hybrid Law Teaching, features 34 workshops with 47 presenters representing nearly three dozen law schools.

Structure of the Conference

Tailor the Conference to Suit Your Interests
The conference includes eight workshop sessions. During each session, four or five workshops will run simultaneously. Participants will be able to tailor the conference to fit their individual interests by choosing which workshop to attend during each session. The workshops will deal with:
  • Innovative materials;
  • Alternative teaching methods;
  • New technologies;
  • Ways to enhance student learning in all types of courses;
  • Techniques to better prepare students for their bar exams;
  • Means of restructuring legal education to foster practice-ready lawyers.
Each workshop will include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses, and all the presenters will model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the participants.

Benefits to Participants

Improve Teaching and Learning
During the conference, participants can expect to encounter many new ideas about a wide variety of ways in which they can create hybrid law school courses. In addition, the conference is intended to facilitate informal interaction among creative teachers who love their work with students.
Participants should leave the conference with both inspiration and the information they need to seamlessly integrate skills, doctrine, and values in their teaching, to bridge traditional law school categories, such as legal writing and doctrine, clinics and skills courses, and academic support and doctrinal courses, and even to flip their classes. The ultimate goal of the conference is to help the participants improve their teaching, improve their students' learning, and further their school's efforts to offer attractive, effective courses that prepare students to practice law.

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