Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century Law School Classroom

Paul Caron, THE FUTURE OF LAW LIBRARIES, Thomson-West, 2006

U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 06-11

17 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2006  

Paul L. Caron

Pepperdine University - School of Law

Abstract

These remarks were delivered at The Future of Law Libraries Symposium at Amelia Island, FL on March 10, 2005 and have been expanded and updated to be current through February 1, 2006:

I believe we are entering a fourth phase in the deployment of modern technology in the law school classroom, in which faculty embrace technology to actively engage the twenty-first century law student. Instead of fighting losing battles against technology, or living with the problems associated with the current state of law school classroom technology, I want to discuss here three of the new technological tools that I use on a daily basis in my classes: (1) the Classroom Performance System; (2) the Law Stories Series; and (3) the Law Professor Blogs Network.

These technological tools represent the next generation of law school teaching technology and answer critics who charge that technology in the form of PowerPoint slides and laptop computers create a stultifyingly passive classroom environment. By requiring students to take a more active role in their learning, these technologies help students to thrive in the fast-paced legal world of the twenty-first century using twenty-first century tools.

Keywords: Tax, Legal Education, LSN Education

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Caron, Paul L., Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century Law School Classroom. Paul Caron, THE FUTURE OF LAW LIBRARIES, Thomson-West, 2006; U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 06-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=896906

Paul L. Caron (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University - School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States
310.506.7521 (Phone)

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