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Generation X in Law School: How These Law Students are Different from Those Who Teach Them

J Legal Educ., Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 281-295, 2006

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0109

16 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2008  

Robin Boyle

St. John's University - School of Law

Joanne M. Ingham

New York Law School

Abstract

This article presents the results of a multi-year study that examined the learning styles of law students at three law schools in the age category known as Generation X. Joanne Ingham and Robin Boyle also compared the learning styles of the faculty who teach the Gen X student population in the study. The three law schools included in the study were Albany Law School, New York Law School, and St. John's University School of Law. All three schools are located in different geographical parts of New York State. The Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model was used. The study's findings support and offer explanations for several characteristics of the Gen Xers. When comparing the learning styles of law students and faculty, the authors found that faculty and students' learning style patterns were very different from each other.

Suggested Citation

Boyle, Robin and Ingham, Joanne M., Generation X in Law School: How These Law Students are Different from Those Who Teach Them. ; St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0109. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1103531

Robin Boyle (Contact Author)

St. John's University - School of Law ( email )

8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
United States

Joanne M. Ingham

New York Law School ( email )

185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10011-2960
United States
212-431-2876 (Phone)

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