Experiential Learning

Focus on the convergence of online and face-to-face educational models to develop the right blended learning applications in a legal education setting.

Enhancing Students’ Practice Skills and Marketability with Legal Technology (Sponsored by Bloomberg Law)

Learn how Bloomberg Law is being used and adopted within law schools, including a discussion and demo of the technology and practice tools that have changed the way students learn, the way clients are services and the way lawyers work.

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06/17/2016 - 13:00-06/17/2016 - 14:00
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246

Legal Project Management for the Modern Lawyer: equipping lawyers for the "New Normal"

Legal project management (LPM) provides a structured approach to planning, pricing and managing legal work that will bring a law firm's service delivery model in line with the changing expectations of its clients.  It is a framework that allows lawyers to provide more reliable fee estimates, better matter management and improved matter profitability.  In a highly competitive fixed-fee environment that is becoming the "new normal", legal project management can be a law firm's lifeline.

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06/16/2016 - 14:30-06/16/2016 - 15:30
Room: 
241

Incubators, Legal Education, Technology and Access to Justice

John Mayer's picture

Incubators are HOT!  A growing number of law schools are partnering with bar associations and local legal aid groups to stand up solo law firms for law school graduates with mentors and resources so that they can gain experience and paying clients - and maybe do a little probono or modest means practice as well.   

Session Time Slot(s): 
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06/18/2016 - 12:00-06/18/2016 - 13:00
Room: 
346

Legal Startup Failure 101

Legal startups are hot, and everybody - including law schools - wants in on the action. But most legal startups, like most startups of any kind, don't work out. Failure isn't something you seek out or enjoy, but it is something you can learn from. Unfortunately, the rich learning experience of launching, running and then shutting down a failed legal startup is rarely shared openly. We rarely get to hear what worked and what didn't, and we rarely get any insight into what the founders would do differently if they could start all over again. 

Word Workshops & Beyond: Embedding Tech Modules in Required Courses

Chicago-Kent is known for offering innovative tech training that exposes students to a wide range of practical skills and higher level concepts. But when this training is primarily found in elective courses or clinic work, it can be challenging to reach the students who do not participate in those programs.

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06/16/2016 - 10:30-06/16/2016 - 11:30
Room: 
241

The WeCite Project: How the Movement to Free the Law is Teaching Law Students to Understand Case Relationships

Cite-checking a case before you rely on it is an essential part of legal research. Consequently, efforts to make legal research more accessible and egalitarian need to work toward not only making the law free, but also creating a free, reliable citator. Casetext, a free legal research and publishing platform, is leveraging technology and crowdsourcing to overcome this hurdle in free access to the law. This session will explain in-depth our approach to building this free citator, and how we’re engaging law students, librarians, and research instructors as key partners in this movement.

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06/16/2016 - 10:30-06/16/2016 - 11:30
Room: 
346

12 Years of Student Technology Ownership Surveys: Trends & Today’s Opportunities for Richer Learning Experiences

For the past 12 years the University of Victoria Law Faculty & Louisiana State Law Center have surveyed incoming students on their personal technology ownership and usage in order to better understand the technology devices students are bringing with them to law school and how we can leverage those devices to provide a richer learning experience for students. In 2004 student data was gathered on laptop ownership and internet access.

Session Time Slot(s): 
Time: 
06/16/2016 - 13:00-06/16/2016 - 14:00
Room: 
241

The Future of CALI: Dancing Faster and Faster

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CALI has its fingers in a lot of pies these days - Lessons, Casebooks, Access to Justice, Games, Incubators.  Is this all scatter-shot or is there a method to our madness?   I will discuss our madness and talk about the big goals and projects in CALI's present and future.  The crisis in legal education means law schools are willing to try "dangerous" new things and CALI is not going to let this crisis go to waste.  

Session Time Slot(s): 
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06/17/2016 - 16:00-06/17/2016 - 17:00
Room: 
241

What to Make In My Makerspace: Putting the Laboratory Back in the Library

Laboratories are not defined by the equipment they contain but by the guiding purpose. Our libraries could become the place to experiment, create, and learn, not just find and consume. Makerspaces are not just 3D printers and robot parts. Any collection of software, hardware, furnishings, and supplies can become a makerspace. The speakers will detail the characteristics of effective makerspaces and present ideas for possible uses in law libraries.

Session Time Slot(s): 
Time: 
06/17/2016 - 16:00-06/17/2016 - 17:00
Room: 
346
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