17 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2014
Date Written: 2014
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: 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