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A Technological Trifecta: Using Videos, Playlists, and Facebook in Law School Classes to Reach Today’s Students


Dionne E. Anthon


Florida International University (FIU)

Anna P. Hemingway


Widener University - School of Law; Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Amanda L. Smith


Widener University - School of Law; Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

2014

Rutgers University Computer & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2014
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-12

Abstract:     
This essay examines how law school education can be modernized through the use of technology. First, the essay acknowledges that the current use of technology in most law school classrooms lacks appeal to today’s students. It briefly explores the use of PowerPoints, podcasts, and clickers and suggests that students have grown bored with this technological trio because of overuse and familiarity. Second, the essay proposes that today’s students will be better served in class if professors would use the technology that students more typically use. It advocates for the addition of internet videos, music playlists, and Facebook groups to the law school classroom. Finally, the essay proposes a methodology for incorporating the technological trifecta into law school classrooms and the advantages of doing so.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: technology, pop culture, music, playlist, facebook, Facebook, millennial, iGeneration, legal writing, legal education

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K49, Z00


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Date posted: March 28, 2014  

Suggested Citation

Anthon, Dionne E. and Hemingway, Anna P. and Smith, Amanda L., A Technological Trifecta: Using Videos, Playlists, and Facebook in Law School Classes to Reach Today’s Students (2014). Rutgers University Computer & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2014; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-12. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2417019

Contact Information

Dionne E. Anthon (Contact Author)
Florida International University (FIU) ( email )
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
United States
Anna P. Hemingway
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
United States
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

Amanda L. Smith
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
PA
United States
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

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