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Incorporating Adult Learning Theory into Law School Classrooms: Small Steps Leading to Large Results

Appalachian Law Journal, Vol. 5, p. 127, Spring 2006

23 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008  

Linda S. Anderson

Stetson University College of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This article explores aspects of adult learning theory that can be easily applied to law school teaching. It briefly addresses the landscape of legal education today: the traits of law students, pressures to change legal education, and the need to make legal education more effective. After describing several specific principles of adult education, the article offers concrete suggestions for incorporating these ideas by making small changes in the law school classroom that specifically address some of the current concerns about legal education.

Keywords: learning theory, legal education, adult learning

JEL Classification: I20, I21

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Linda S., Incorporating Adult Learning Theory into Law School Classrooms: Small Steps Leading to Large Results (2006). Appalachian Law Journal, Vol. 5, p. 127, Spring 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113043

Linda S. Anderson (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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