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

17 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2014  

Dionne E. Anthon

Florida International University (FIU)

Anna P. Hemingway

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Amanda L. Smith

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 2014

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.

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

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K49, Z00

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2417019

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 - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States
(717) 541-3960 (Phone)

Amanda L. Smith

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States
717.541.3946 (Phone)

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