Law School Learning Communities: A Community of Learners for the Benefit of All Learners

19 The Law Teacher 28 (Fall 2012)

2 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2014

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O.J. Salinas

University of North Carolina School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Learning Communities are quite popular at undergraduate schools. Some schools use Learning Communities to foster a safe learning environment for at-risk students. Other schools use Learning Communities to enhance the academic success and well-being for all students.

This article discusses the benefits of applying the Learning Communities concept to law school legal research and writing courses. By identifying ways to enhance confidence and relationship building, and by encouraging cooperative and collaborative learning, Legal Research and Writing Learning Communities may help students feel like they “belong” and can excel in law school.

Keywords: legal education, learning communities, legal research and writing, academic success, academic support, learning styles

Suggested Citation

Salinas, O.J., Law School Learning Communities: A Community of Learners for the Benefit of All Learners (2012). 19 The Law Teacher 28 (Fall 2012), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2379685

O.J. Salinas (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

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