Links and Resources
This committee focuses on education in all forms of ADR at the law school level by organizing different activities for law school students and faculty. These activities, among others, include the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, the James Boskey Essay Competition, the Directory of Dispute Resolution Courses and Programs, and the Legal Educator's Colloquium (co-sponsored with AALS).
The ABA/Suffolk Video Center shows how mediation and other ADR techniques can be used to resolve a wide range of disputes. Teachers of ADR may download videos and roleplays at no charge for use in their classes.
This is the official website of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Association of American Law Schools, hosted by the University of Missouri School of Law. The site provides teaching resources about PPS and other resources focused on dispute resolution.
The Section on Balance in Legal Education is a group of law faculty and law school professional staff who seek to enhance the overall health, well-being and life satisfaction of law students and lawyers. Many involved in legal education have become concerned with evidence of problems such as depression, substance abuse, erosion of values, dissatisfaction and disengagement among law students and practicing lawyers.
The Center for Excellence in Law Teaching, located at Albany Law School, serves as a web-based clearinghouse for materials on teaching and curriculum development, legal education reform and the ABA accreditation revisions based on the "Student Learning Outcomes" movement. The site provides a wide range of teaching resources and also hosts the Best Practices for Legal Education Blog.
The Center for Negotiation and Justice at William Mitchell College of Law provides an online collection of its simulations with search functions for the specific skills addressed, the amount of class time recommended, and the target audience. There is also a keyword search to look for specific topics (e.g., faculty as participants, multi-party, scored exercises, realistic documents, and the use of sample agreements or forms). Each simulation includes teaching materials with instructions, learning objectives, and suggestions for some debrief and discussion points.
Developed by the Institute for the Advancement of American Legal System at the University of Denver, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) was developed to better align legal education with the needs of the legal profession. ETL provides a variety of resources for law faculty including educational materials and survey research data.
Hosted by Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice, the Emory Exchange provides syllabi, PowerPoint slides, exercises, and other transactional teaching materials that professors and practitioners submit. Eligible users will be able to download relevant materials for use in class.
ALI-ABA and the Association for Continuing Legal Education host this site to seek implementation of 16 recommendations for strengthening the whole continuum of legal education growing out of an international conference on legal education. The site is also the archive of the Equipping Our Lawyers newsletter--free to all that sign up on the site--that follows developments on strengthening legal education of all kinds.
The FLER Project provides teaching resources such as syllabi, simulation materials and evaluation tools for family law courses. The site includes discussions by experts in social science, mental health and alternative dispute resolution on important issues related to family law.
This resource collects videos and articles on teaching, learning, thinking, outcomes, assessment, skills, practice, and technology.
A joint project of Gonzaga University School of Law and Washburn University School of Law, the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) is a clearinghouse of articles and information on law school education, including the semiannual publication The Law Teacher. The ILTL site offers a variety of teaching tools and resources.
LegalED aims to harness the power of the internet for legal education. It facilitates blended or flipped learning -- by migrating lectures to the web. Through the video collection, teachers can be inspired to borrow, adapt, and bring great teaching moments into their own courses. It includes a blog and other resources.
The blog was created to serve as a platform for conversation about the role that practical skills training should play in legal education. The mission of the blog is to create a forum for news and discussion between and among law professors who teach legal skills.
Hosted by Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, the site provides links to books, articles and organizations dedicated to legal education. The site also includes links to official legal education sites and various discussion groups.
The Teaching and Learning Law Resources for Legal Education site is a clearinghouse for links to organizations, articles and other sites that focus on legal education. The site includes links to resources for teachers and students.
The International Network of Therapeutic Jurisprudence maintains a resource list with syllabi, articles, and resources for teaching TJ topics.
The Renaissance Report is the portal for the online Journal of Legal Education in Transition based at William Mitchell College of Law. The site includes a wide variety of resources focused on curricular and teaching innovations in law schools and other educational settings.