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Teaching Law School: Resources: Websites

Teaching Law: Websites

Teaching Law:

The main page of this website includes a search feature, a pull-down menu of "Resources."  

CALI is "a not-for-profit consortium of law schools dedicated to research and development in computer and web-based legal education."  To access the full range of material at the CALI website, BLS faculty need to register at this website.  BLS faculty need Brooklyn Law School's authorization code to register.  BLS reference librarians can provide this authorization code.

CALI provides: a large library of online exercises (CALI Lessons) for law students; software to author CALI lessons; the Legal Education Commons (a growing online repository of legal education material such as cases, syllabi and presentations); and the Classcaster course/academic blogging system.

CALI sponsors an annual Conference for Law School Computing.  See CALI's conference archives for program materials. 

Through a highly useful Teaching and Learning page, this up-to-date website highlights (and often links to) articles, bibliographies, books, videos and conference web pages to assist law professors. 

Professor Glesner Fines describes (and often links to) teaching sources for law faculty, teaching assistants and students.  She also links to some general websites about teaching. 

Professor Schwartz's website describes the project that will result in publication of his book: What the Best Law Teachers Do (forthcoming in 2012).  He seeks 1) to identify the best law teachers in America and 2) to describe their teaching principles.  This website includes a form to nominate law professors who produce "exceptional learning."  Schwartz also lists the books, articles and web sources about teaching and learning that influenced his project. 

 Other:

The target audience for this periodical is college and university faculty and administrators.  The Chronicle reports on some law school developments.  Certain online articles bear a "premium content" designation.  BLS faculty, students and staff can contact the BLS Reference Desk (e-mail: refdesk@brooklaw.edu or telephone: 718-780-7567) for assistance in accessing material designated as "premium content."

The Advice page links to: Do-Your-Job-Better columns.

Example:

Rob Jenkins, The Five Characteristics of Successful New Faculty Members (Sept. 14, 2009). 

 The News page links to: Faculty > Teaching and Technology.

Examples of articles found by searching the Faculty > Teaching page:

David Glenn, 3 Paths to Successful Teaching, and When To Stray from Them (Aug. 10, 2009).

"Premium content"--contact BLS Reference Desk. 

Jay Parini, The Well-Tempered Seminar (July 23, 2004).

"Premium content"--contact BLS Reference Desk. 

I benefit from the Tech Therapy podcasts (and transcripts) created by Chronicle reporter Scott Carlson and technology consultant Warren Arbogast.

Example formerly featured on the Tech Therapy web page: Episode 56: Ending the Standoff Between Faculty and IT discusses how professors can seek guidance in an effective manner from Information Technology personnel.