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Legal Education + Technology

My whitepaper, New Skills, New Learning: Legal Education and the Promise of Technology is out, and I hope it hits some true notes despite its cursory nature. I’ve got a pretty succinct summary of it over on LSI. As an experiment, I’m also setting up a wiki version of the report that allows readers to […]

“Legal anthropology” in virtual worlds

About a week ago, Prof. Pete Fitzgerald of Stetson Law School dropped me a line inquiring about using Second Life to offer his first-year Contracts students to engage in what I might dub “legal anthropology.” The fact that Linden Labs was now processing millions of dollars of transactions caught Pete’s eye, and he realized that […]

Legal Ed in a Networked World: recordings and notes

As promised, we’ve made video of our event last Thursday, Legal Education in a Networked World, available on video. There’s a fun section right in the middle where we switch briefly over to Second Life and the panelists see how they’re being projected into cyberspace (screenshot below). To get a full sense of what was […]

Legal Ed in a Networked World: what’s at stake?

(un)Common Knowledge is happening this Thursday night at 6pm (details). The panelists for the event had a fruitful and intriguing preparatory conversation this morning. While our moderator, Prof. Charlie Nesson, is framing the specific questions for our panel, the discussion will certainly touch on some of the following issues: What are the new skills demanded […]

(un)Common Knowledge forum : panelists finalized

We’ve finalized the panel for (un)Common Knowledge and invite anyone interested in professional education/development and the impact of technology on learning to attend. I’ll be posting information on attending via Webcast or Second Life shortly. Official event poster

Event announcement: forum on legal education

I’m pleased to announce that the Berkman Center will be hosting a forum to discuss the work we’re doing on emerging modes of legal learning and teaching. Below is the current official description. I’ll update as we finalize participants. (un)Common Knowledge: Legal education in a networked world Thursday, December 7 6:30-8:00pm Austin West Harvard Law […]

cross-post: Seeking your input on a survey of new attorneys

Posted over at Law School Innovation: LexisNexis has offered to help us (the Berkman Center’s research initiative) learn more about how prepared new lawyers are for today’s legal work world by conducting a survey of recent graduates. I ask anyone with an interest in the topic to submit your suggestions for what this survey should […]

I’m guest-blogging on Law School Innovation

Prof. Doug Berman has graciously allowed me to write a few posts for the new blog, Law School Innovation. I’ve introduced myself and have made my first request for participation on our study — see my next post.

How can technology transform legal education?

HLS Professor and Director of the Berkman Center John Palfrey has published an op-ed in the National Law Journal, The law school curriculum: What is technology’s role? that reflects on the role that technology can — or should — play in legal education. He touches on some of the major themes of our research so […]

Berkman Center studying the future of legal education

In October, I started a fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society (gracious hosts of this blog) to study the future of legal education given the changes and opportunities that technology presents. John Palfrey, Executive Director of the Center, writes about the project: Over the course of this fall, we’re working […]