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Entries Tagged as Legal Education
January 27, 2009 · Catherine Dunn
September 09, 2008 · Kumar Percy Jayasuriya
The Georgetown Law Center places its share of graduates in law teaching positions, ranking in the top ten of law schools nationwide during the past several years. To help facilitate future careers in academia among current students and alumni, the Library has created a research guide on the subject of law teaching and scholarship.This guide is designed to help students and alumni who are considering careers in academia, as well as those who are already making the transition to teaching positions. We have included background resources about the legal academy, as well as resources that deal with the hiring process and diversity issues. New and aspiring law professors can also find sources which discuss different approaches to legal scholarship and teaching, along with advice to new professors on teaching methods and scholarly publications. Finally, we have listed major journals that can be consulted for further research on the subject.
Read more about entering a career in legal education in our Law Teaching & Scholarship Guide, written by our new Reference Librarian, Todd Venie.
June 10, 2008 · Roger Skalbeck
The "Our Courts" Project was created to help those seeking to address the evident crisis in civics education. It will be an interactive, problem-based Civics curriculum designed for the middle school environment. While not completely interactive as yet, it currently contains numerous links offering key definitions, discussion on the branches of government and structure of the courts.
In the article, Justice O'Connor said that most citizens know very little about their government. "Two-thirds of Americans know at least one of the judges on the Fox TV show American Idol, but less than 1 in 10 can name the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, she said."
May 15, 2008 · Kumar Percy Jayasuriya
Starting in 2007, the Georgetown librarians created the tutorials by using multimedia elements such as interactive demonstrations of online research, scored review questions, and sound to create a self-paced active learning environment to teach legal research skills. Many of the tutorials also require the user's participation in navigating a variety of legal research database simulations.
The tutorials cover topics such as case law research, statutory research, regulatory research, legislative history, secondary resources, and international law research.
The project coordinators were Kumar Percy Jayasuriya, Sara Sampson, and Sara Kelley. The tutorial authors were Amy Burchfield, Sara Kelley, Margaret Krause, Barbara Monroe, Sara Sampson, and Amy Taylor.
An article about the project is featured in the September 2007 issue of the Edward Bennett Williams Friends Newsletter.
Sara Kelley wrote a short article about the project on page 17 of of the Fall 2007 issue of Law Library Lights.
April 29, 2008 · Barbara R. Monroe
Georgetown traditionally announces the speaker a few weeks before the ceremony. See the announcements for 2007 (Nina Totenberg), 2006 (John Roberts) and 2005 (Lee Hamilton).
April 10, 2008 · Kumar Percy Jayasuriya
Read more about the case from an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education online (available through a subscription from the Law Library).
Learn more about affirmative action by reviewing any of the books found by searching the GULLiver catalog for the subject of: Affirmative Action Programs - Law and Legislation - United States.
March 25, 2008 · Sara Sampson
March 25, 2008 · Margaret Krause
March 17, 2008 · Barbara R. Monroe
December 13, 2007 · Roger Skalbeck
Listen to the short audio program online: Tech Therapy: Setting Professors Right on Rights
-From the Chronicle of Higher Education (KPJ)