Friday, June 30, 2017
- Above the Law, Law Dean Dismissed Amid 'Hostile Work Environment' Accusations
- Above the Law, Troubled Law School Searches For New Dean — No Experience In Legal Education Required
- Larry Cunningham (St. John's), What Law Schools Can Learn about Assessment from Other Disciplines
- E. Scott Fruehwald (Legal Skills Prof Blog), Overcoming Cognitive Biases: Thinking More Clearly and Avoiding Manipulation by Others (2017)
- Steven J. Harper (Northwestern), Trump and Devos Deliver One-Two Punch on Law School Loans
- Slaw, Do Lawyers and Law Students Have the Technical Skills to Meet the Needs of Future Legal Jobs?
- SpearIt (Thurgood Marshall), Not for Free: Exploring the Collateral Costs of Diversity in Legal Education
- Judith Wegner (former dean, North Carolina), New Proposed AALS Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession
Comment: Frequent formative assessment with prompt feedback is probably the most important tool law schools can use to improve legal education. It provides active learning, it let's students know how they are doing while they are learning, and it increases student confidence and motivation. Law professors need to integrate formative assessment into all their classes, especially first-year ones.
Above I have listed an excellent post on formative assessment by Larry Cunningham. It is from a blog that Dean Cunningham has stated on formative assessment: Law School Assessment.