dicthomson

118 Added | 1 Magazine | 71 Followers | @dicthomson | Faculty at the University of Denver law school, where I teach Lawyering Process and Discovery Practicum, two courses in the Experiential Advantage Curriculum. I am the author of Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age, and co-Series Editor of the Skills & Values Series of hybrid textbooks for legal education, which are published by LexisNexis. I also authored two books in the Series, Discovery Practice, and Lawyering Process: Legal Writing and Advocacy.

Mitchell Hamline launches online courses for undergrads

The St. Paul law school is using the courses as a way to recruit a more diverse group of future lawyers.

Education

Law.com

More from ALM<p>ResourcesCLE CenterLegal CompassEventsWebcastsLawJobsProfessional Announcements<p>From Exterro<p>Not your traditional buyer’s guide. This …

Real Estate

Only 23% of law school grads say their education was worth the cost

Going to law school and becoming a lawyer used to be seen as a golden ticket to career and financial success but today, few lawyers believe this to …

College & University

The ‘Trump bump’ for law school applicants is real and significant, survey says

According to a Kaplan Test Prep survey of more than 500 pre-law students, 32 percent indicated that the 2016 presidential election influenced their …

College & University

The Ice Is Melting for Hybrid J.D. Programs

<b>368</b> <b>0</b><p>For decades, the American Bar Association (ABA) has looked upon online programs with a chilly attitude. Until very recently, students enrolled in …

ABA Set to Loosen Restrictions on Online Law Classes | Law.com

More from ALM<p>ResourcesCLE CenterLegal CompassEventsWebcastsLawJobsProfessional Announcements<p>Premium Subscription<p>With this subscription you will …

The end of the beginning

I’d like you to consider the following list. It’s a compilation of several prominent alternative legal services providers (ALSPs) and the year they …

Legal Services

Touro Law Offers New York's First Hybrid JD | New York Law Journal

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.<p>Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center this fall will launch New York’s first hybrid J.D.<p>The new …

“The rationale for reading aloud seems sensible enough: writers often don’t see something in their own writing until they hear it. The ear catches things the eye has missed; the ear prompts the eye to see.” Robert DiYanni #writing #editing https://t.co/JZyRde6He6

Online law school? Mitchell-Hamline’s unique program will graduate its first attorneys

Brian Kennedy was 27 when he rejected his acceptance letter to St. Paul’s William Mitchell College of Law.<p>“I was accepted to this law school in …

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Law School Is Hot Again as Politics Piques Interest

The number of people applying to law school has risen 12%, in the first significant boost in years<p>It’s cool to go to law school again.<p>After years of plummeting enrollment and hand-wringing over the value of a law degree, interest in law school is starting to rebound. The number of people applying …

Law School

ETL Fellow Gillian Hadfield Proposes Three Steps to Improve Legal Education

ETL Fellow Gillian Hadfield Proposes Three Steps to Improve Legal Education Oct 17, 2017 Heather Buchanan In a recent article,...<br>[This is a content …

Chris Hadfield

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Teaching

ABA Calls for Bar Admission of Undocumented Law Grads

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news …

For-Profit Charlotte School of Law Closes

Charlotte School of Law, an embattled for-profit law school, has shut down, state officials confirmed — making it the nation’s second accredited law school to close its doors this year.<p>Although Charlotte Law did not issue a formal closing notice, its license to operate in North Carolina expired, it …

College & University

The Lawyer, the Addict

In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and threatening one minute, remorseful and generous the next. His voice mail messages and texts had become meandering soliloquies that didn’t make …

Drug Addiction

UC Hastings

The idea of becoming a lawyer is full of stereotypes, but what is truly at the heart of people dedicated to law? What does justice really mean to …

Let's Stop Arguing About Unemployment Rates for New Lawyers and Start Fixing Them

Let's Stop Arguing About Unemployment Rates for New Lawyers and Start Fixing Them Jun 30, 2017 Alli Gerkman In January, I...<br>[This is a content …

Employment

Law Schools Must Restructure. It Won't Be Easy.

Law schools and firms have long had a symbiotic relationship. It’s not surprising, then, that they are are confronting similar challenges — an outdated model; entrenched stakeholders that oppose change; declining demand; high cost; failure to deploy technology and process/project management to …

Education

Purdue acquires online-only Concord Law School

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Purdue acquires online-only Concord Law School<p>Law Schools<p>Purdue University recently acquired the for-profit Kaplan University, and with …

TaxProf Blog

Although higher education has been generally slow to adapt to new technology, SU has formed partnerships with 2U, an online education company, in …

What Do Students Do in Clinics?

Douglas Kahn has posted an article criticizing the “proliferation of clinical and other experiential courses” in legal education. These courses, he …

Domestic Violence

Why Life Experience Between College and Law School Matters

Why Life Experience Between College and Law School Matters May 15, 2017 Alli Gerkman For years, there is one piece of advice I...<br>[This is a content …

College & University

Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?

The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, …

It’s now possible to get accepted into Harvard Law before the end of junior year and take a few years off

Beginning this fall, juniors in college can apply to Harvard Law School through a deferred-admissions program intended to encourage students to pursue another experience for a couple of years before starting their legal education.<p>School officials particularly hope to lure students interested in …

College & University

The Charlotte School of Law Saga Continues: North Carolina AG Investigates the School

Charlotte School of Law has had a rough couple of months. Last November, the school was placed on probation by the American Bar Association for low …

Whittier Law School Says It Will Shut Down

Trustees of the Whittier Law School said on Wednesday that it would close down, making it the first fully accredited law school in the country to shut at a time when many law schools are struggling amid steep declines in enrollment and tuition income.<p>The trustees of the school, in Costa Mesa, …

College & University

Law Is A Buyer’s Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm

Summary<p>Law firms are experiencing a wrenching period of upheaval. Economic crises, technology explosions, and a regulatory revolution have spawned a …

The American Bar Association is cracking down on bad law schools.

<b>This article</b> <i>originally appeared in</i> <b>Inside Higher Ed</b><i>.</i><p>During the last year, the American Bar Association has cracked down on four law schools—two of …

College & University

Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission

For 70 years, the LSAT has been a rite of passage to legal education, a test designed to gauge students’ ability to learn the law.<p>But its dominance could change. Beginning this fall, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit their scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or the …

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