Advanced Legal Research Instruction: New Opportunities in Blended Learning
The Washington College of Law offers an advanced legal research course in both traditional and hybrid/blended formats. The hybrid/blended format consists of (1) a full-day, in-person legal boot camp to begin the course and (2) synchronous and asynchronous online instruction.
Advanced legal research is well-suited for blended learning because it’s a skills-based course that involves the introduction of a skill followed by application of the skill through problem-based exercises.
The presentation will (1) provide an overview of the blended course offered at WCL, including the platform used; (2) include a discussion of how the course fits within ABA Standards 304 and 306; and (3) conclude with a brainstorming session of additional ways of using blended instruction to further experiential learning.