Deep Dive: Advance Toward Experiential: Create or Retool Your Advanced Legal Research Course to Meet the ABA Experiential Learning Standards (B6)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Coordinator/Speaker: Anupama Pal, Boston College Law Library
Speakers: Filippa Anzalone, Boston College Law Library; Karen Breda, Boston College Law Library; Xin Chen, Boston College Law Library; Laurel Davis, Boston College Law Library; Mary Ann Neary, Boston College Law Library; Brian Quinn, Boston College Law Library; Joan Shear, Boston College Law Library; Susan Vaughn

Tracks: Research & Client Services; Teaching

In this hands-on session, participants will learn to structure their legal research course so that students develop a skill set to use as practicing lawyers by researching problems from client-based simulations. Participants will engage with presenters in small groups devoted to key topics in simulation-based courses such as: syllabus design, pre-class assignments, active learning, assessment, feedback, self-evaluation, and strategies for securing the support of your law school’s administration. The program will focus on course design to facilitate compliance with the new ABA standards. Brian Quinn, associate dean for experiential learning, and Filippa Marullo Anzalone, associate dean for library and technology services, from Boston College Law School, will provide insights from beyond the library walls. Participants will rotate among small groups that align with their specific instructional goals. (This program will complement Monday’s Deep Dive: Teaching Legal Research in Practice: Designing and Teaching Simulation Research Courses in Practice-Specific Settings.) Please note: This deep dive session is scheduled for 2.5 hours, running across both the ‘B’ and ‘C’ time slots.

NOTE: Due to the structure of this program, it was not recorded; however, the program’s supplemental materials are available.