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2020 Professional Legal Education Conference Recordings Now Available

Access 40 individual presentations on:
Being a Law Teacher
Inclusion, Feelings and Hope
Law and Art
Past, Present and Future
Teaching in the Digital Era
Teaching New Law Students
Teaching Professionalism
Teaching Responsibility
Teaching Skills
The Big Picture

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Impact of COVID: Perceptions of Wellbeing in Law Teachers in the UK and Australia

Teaching staff at Law Schools are increasingly being called on to design curriculum and pedagogy that will support student wellbeing. However, university staff themselves are facing workplace pressures as a result of constant change, uncertainty, the impact of neoliberalism – and now Covid-19.

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Law Students: We Need You to be Heroic Lawyers

The hero always prevails, and by the end of the journey, after all their struggles, they have been transformed into a different person, a better person, who finally returns home – sometimes metaphorically, sometimes literally – having achieved their mission and committed to using their newfound skills and gifts to help others and heal the community… And make no mistake, the world needs heroic lawyers right now.

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COVID-19: An Authentic Learning Opportunity

If not already, I am sure that most legal educators are planning to incorporate COVID-19-related topics into their subjects at some stage. In doing so, many will be seeking to create authentic learning opportunities.

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Preparing to Teach Remotely (Part 4): Setting up the Website

PART 4 OF 4: In the week leading up to my first online class, my focus has been upon my subject website and ensuring it will be ready to be made available to students. In this post I will share my views about this experience.

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Subject-related anxiety: As a Law teacher, how can I help?

Law students are likely experiencing many challenges at the moment. They or their loved ones might be suffering from COVID19 or they might be in a high-risk demographic or location. They may be recently unemployed or stranded far from support networks. They may have new responsibilities as they care for or home school family members… Naturally, I am wondering what I can do to assist my students during my next teaching semester.

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