Paul L. Caron

Monday, January 13, 2020

Winners Of The Second Annual Leading Edge Prize For Legal Education Innovation

Wolters Kluwer Announces Winners of Second Annual Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation:

Leading EdgeWolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory today announced the winners of the second annual Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation, which rewards teams with $10,000 for the best educational and professional solutions for law students and new legal professionals. ...

One of the winning teams, The Underrepresented Experience: How Low Income and Minority Students Successfully Navigate the First Year of Law School, seeks to better understand the Council on Legal Education’s CLIC program, a group admission model for underrepresented students from non-traditional backgrounds that provides scholarship funding and continued academic support for students in the program. Led by Carla D. Pratt, Dean and Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law and Camille deJorna, deputy for legal and global higher education at the Law School Admission Council, the team will interview CLIC students and use these interviews to analyze how navigating legal education with a small cohort of students with similar backgrounds contributed to their law school success. ...

The other winning project, How Can We Educate 2L and 3L Students to be Better Equipped for Practice?, aims to educate, empower, and equip law students about the impact of artificial intelligence, legal process automation, data analytics, e-discovery, design thinking, and other technological innovations on the delivery of legal services. Led by Chancellor John Pierre of the Southern University Law Center and Dean Hari Osofsky of Penn State Law in University Park, the team will develop a webinar series, “Tipping the Scales,” to equip law students for a future in legal practice that is increasingly shaped by technology and innovation. This training will also help future lawyers address the access to justice gap and support diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

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