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This blog will occasionally comment on legal educational assessment methods, because those methods are legal information systems, and because those methods apply to legal educational programs and systems (such as law schools and continuing legal education programs), which are also legal information systems.
Here are some resources respecting Legal Education at the Crossroads Version 3.0: A Conference on Assessment, held September 11-13, 2009 at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.
- Videos and materials for many of the conference presentations are available here;
- The ABA Student Learning Outcomes Subcommittee’s draft of the revised ABA “300″ Standards, from the ABA Standards for the Approval of Law Schools, is available, as presented by President Steve Bahls (see President Bahls’s presentation here) (HT Vice President Rensberger);
- Vice President Jeffrey L. Rensberger has written a series of comments about the conference at the Law by the Numbers blog;
- Professor Carolyn Grose’s report on the conference is available here; it is published on the Best Practices in Legal Education blog.
A call for papers, submission deadline September 18, 2009, has been issued for LILAC10: The Learning in Law Annual Conference 2010, to be held January 29-30, 2010, at the University of Warwick School of Law, Warwick, England. The theme of the conference is “Perspectives on Progress.” According to the conference organizers, “LILAC10 will provide a forum for delegates to critically assess the concept of ‘progress’ in the context of legal education locally, nationally and globally. The conference will provide participants with an opportunity to debate issues such as:
- how do we measure or account for progress?
- what capabilities do we need (students, staff, institutions) to progress?
- how can the curriculum underpin the progress that we seek?
- what destination(s), if any, are we progressing towards?”
“The global context in which education takes place, and in particular concerns about sustainability and ethical practice, will form a backdrop to discussions about whether our understandings of progress in legal education, and the frameworks we construct to support it, are fit for purpose.”
Proposals are invited on the following topics (including, I understand, technology issues & applications pertaining to these topics):
- “the student life cycle – access, transition and progression
- academic futures
- curriculum change
- progress in pedagogy, and
For more information, see the call for papers.