Ryerson University has put forth a proposal to open its own law school. The proposal has attracted a lot of commentary, much of it negative, online – mostly on the basis that “we don’t need another law school”. I disagree – and here’s why.
In this video blog, I explore the issue of “reputation” and why law students should pay attention to their own reputation while in law school. I provide some basic tips about the types of things you can do to enhance your reputation from Day 1.
In a video blog I put up earlier this year, I described the experiential learning component that I use in my course on Animals and the Law. It’s called the “Legislative Reform Proposal”, and it’s designed to give students a chance to see what they can do to “fix” the law governing the way animals are treated. Sixteen students came …
In this video blog, I explore the connection between workload and efficient use of the flipped classroom. Is it more work for students, and if so, can students still be interested in the process? The answers, as my students told me, are “yes” and “yes”. Learn how!
In this video blog, my first of 2016, I provide three important tips for law students embarking an essay for law school: 1) Go Small; 2) Ignore Your Critical Inner Voice and 3) Outline.
In this video blog, my final one of 2015, I’m starting a new series on legal writing tips. I’ve been marking student papers and dissertations for over 15 years now, and I’ve seen a lot of common trends along the way! My goal is to put these tips out so that students can get a sense of what it takes …
In this video blog, I turn my attention to the teaching experience and, in particular, how it is possible to integrate experiential learning into your law seminar. I also talk about the benefits of doing so, drawing upon my experience teaching animals and the law.
This is Part 2 of a discussion on how to enhance your use of the Flipped Classroom. The tips for today concentrate on “Flash Hypotheticals”, and the use of factual variations.
This short video discusses a few tips on how to enhance your use of the Flipped Classroom. The tips for today concentrate on the use of problem scenarios, and the issue of how to “time” problem solving.
In late 2013, I was on a panel with Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa – another dedicated “flipper”. We talk about the potential and challenges of this teaching method. We co-wrote and published a paper that draws upon the panel discussion.