Drexel Law Prof. Michael Poulshock is using Gituhub to manage materials for Spring 2018 Legal Decision Technology course

This popped up on my Github feed recently. Looks like Prof. Michael Poulshock is taking a shot at using Github to manage materials for his Legal Decision Technology course being taught in the Spring 2018 semester at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. The course itself looks pretty interesting, according to the syllabus:

This course explores how legal decision technology can be used to expand public access to legal information. Students will learn about cutting edge legal decision technologies, hone their statutory interpretation skills, and build interactive apps that answer specific legal questions.  This is a hands-on, lab-style class, but no prior programming experience is required.

The course is going to make use of tool called Oracle Policy Modeling which I had not heard of before but seems interesting. Heck, I’m even going to download a copy and take it for a spin.

Always great to see law professors taking advantage of interesting tool in the courses they teach. Maybe Prof. Poulshock will head to CALIcon18 in June to talk about the course and how it went.

The Github repo is at https://github.com/mpoulshock/Drexel-Legal-Decision-Technology-Spring-2018

 

Rescuing Pluto from the Cold: Creating an Assessment-Centered Legal Education by Steven Friedland :: SSRN

Rescuing Pluto from the Cold: Creating an Assessment-Centered Legal Education by Steven Friedland :: SSRN https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3019431

Interesting: Law Prof Using GitHub to Manage Course Website

https://github.com/LuckyJimJD

This is something you just see everyday. Prof. Eric Fink at Elon Law School is using GitHub to manage and serve websites for his courses. This is a great idea and now I’m wondering if there are other law profs out there doing this sort of thing.

Anthropologist examines how for-profits wrought change among law schools

Anthropologist examines how for-profits wrought change among law schools https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/22/anthropologist-examines-how-profits-wrought-change-among-law-schools

Rejection from state regulator seals fate of Charlotte School of Law

Rejection from state regulator seals fate of Charlotte School of Law https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/16/rejection-state-regulator-seals-fate-charlotte-school-law

Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Ed – WGDLLE Meetup – Online – 1pm EST January 27, 2017

Date: Wednesday, January 27th
Time: 1PM Eastern
Format: WebEx Webinar

Topics:

  1. Distance Learning Track at CALIcon 2017
  2. Introduction to CALI’s LessonLive Service/Tool
  3. Online Module Showcase: Ginger Hunt, University of Arizona (each month we will ask a WGDLLE member to showcase a blended, hybrid or online learning module)

Source: Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Ed – WGDLLE Meetup – Online – 1pm EST January 27, 2017

Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom – The New York Times

I banned screens, and it improved students’ engagement and their understanding of the material.

Source: Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom – The New York Times

Just in time for some lively discussions at AALS 2017 this op-ed is authored by a Pace Law prof.

Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers — Denver, CO | Legal Scholarship Blog

Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers — Denver, CO | Legal Scholarship Blog http://www.legalscholarshipblog.com/2016/09/01/educating-tomorrows-lawyers-denver-co-2/