Public Interest Research, Collaboration, and the Promise of Wikis
Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 16, pp 1-11, Fall 2007
11 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last revised: 10 Dec 2012
This article discusses the use of wiki technology to encourage active learning and collaborative problem solving in legal education. The article discusses a legal research and writing class in which students used a wiki site to collaboratively gather information related to a thorny disability and housing law issue and then to produce several projects from that research. One of the projects was published in the Clearinghouse Review, a poverty law journal. Other projects were distributed to relevant legal aid organizations for their use.
Keywords: legal writing, public interest, research, collaboration, technology, clinics, teaching methods
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