Transfer of Learning
Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015)
4 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last revised: 25 May 2017
Date Written: January 11, 2015
In order for students to master skills and knowledge, they must be able to transfer concepts they learn and apply them to new situations. Transfer of learning is a critical component of effective legal education. While more research must be done, some best practices have emerged. Ways for teaching law students for transfer include providing students with multiple opportunities for application of learning and emphasizing service to the community and experiential education. This section of the forthcoming book Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Lexis 2015) provides a brief overview of this important characteristic of effective teaching.
The content of this SSRN posting is material that was published in the book Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World, Maranville, et al., Lexis Nexis 2015. The content has been posted on SSRN with the express permission of Lexis Nexis and of Carolina Academic Press, publisher of the book as of January 1, 2016.
Keywords: legal education, law schools, law students, learning theory
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