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Innovations in Legal Education Proposals

The Planning Committee for the AALS Workshop on the Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Education: Changes in Law Practice: Implications for Legal Education, which was held on January 5, 2012 at the AALS Annual Meeting sent out a Request for Proposals for on innovations in the many facets of legal education, especially teaching and work at the intersections among teaching, scholarship, and service. The Committee was interested in innovations taking place in legal education that would be of interest to members of the legal academy in planning for the future against the backdrop of the changes in law practice that our students will encounter in their legal careers. The recieved proposals are below:

One of These Things is Like the Other: Valuing Difference through Experiential Learning and Clinical Course Collaboration
Cynthia Adams, Carrie Hagan, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Child-Informed Mediation
Amy G. Applegate, Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
Amy G. Applegate, Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington

Enhancing Persuasion - How Implementing the Principles of Cognitive Psychology Can Help Us Teach Our Students to be Better Legal Writers
Julie A. Baker, Ann Santos, Suffolk University Law School

The Law School’s Role in Training Lawyers to be Conscious of Bias
Lorraine Bannai, Mark Niles, Sidney W. Delong, Anne Enquist, Seattle University School of Law

“Under Milkweed”: A Chronicle for a Pedagogy of Community Lawyering
Susan E. Bennett, American University Washington College of Law

Teaching Public Health Across State Lines: Fostering Collaboration Among Students, Law Schools, and Public Health Professionals
Micah Berman, New England Law - Boston

Cooperative Legal Education Program
Luke Bierman, Northeastern University School of Law

Creating an Integral Connection Between the Academy and the Profession: Developing Professionals and Increasing Justice
Mary L. Bilek, Susan Bryant, City University of New York, School of Law at Queens College

Emotional Intelligence: Life Skills for Lawyers
William S. Blatt, University of Miami School of Law

CRES Programs for Legal Education
Dave Bogen, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Using Simulations to Boost Critical Thinking Skills
Shawn Marie Boyne, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Innovations in Law Teaching: Addressing Gender (In)Equality in the Legal Profession
Hannah Brenner, Michigan State University College of Law

Innovative Approaches to Meeting Core Competencies
Sylvia Caley, Lisa Bliss, Georgia State University College of Law

Using Storming the Court to Teach Law Students about Litigation, Procedure, and Social Justice
Rodger Daniel Citron, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

The Capstone Course in Labor and Employment Law: A National Collaboration of Professors and Practitioners in Response to the Carnegie Report
Laura J. Cooper, University of Minnesota Law School

Sea Change: The Seismic Shift in the Legal Profession and How Legal Writing Professors Will Keel Legal Education Afloat in its Wake
Kirsten A. Dauphinais, University of North Dakota School of Law

Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Support Domestic Violence Survivors
Teresa Drake, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

The Brandeis Partners for Justice Fellowship
Susan Hanley Duncan, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

The Intersection of Teaching, Innovation and Copyright in the Digital Age
Tonya M. Evans, Widener University School of Law

Enhancing Skills Instruction Using Innovative Teaching Methods and New Technologies
Larry Farmer, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Center for Patient Partnerships
Martha E. Gaines, Sarah Davis, University of Wisconsin Law School

Interdisciplinary Course: Gender, Psychology and Law
Julie Goldscheid, City University of New York, School of Law at Queens College

Collaborative Consensus: How Cooperation Among Law Faculty and Administrators More Effectively Prepares Students for Evolving Law Practice
Margaret Curtiss Hannon, Susie Spies Roth, Northwestern University School of Law

Teaching Law Students Something About Brains
Marybeth Herald, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

The MIT School of Law: A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century
Daniel Katz, Michigan State University College of Law

Rule of Law Course
Christopher R. Kelley, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Bringing Practice-Ready Grads to a Restructured Legal Marketplace: Teaching Efficiency Skills, Improving Work-Life Balance, and Empowering Clients
David C. Koelsch, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Learning While Walking the Dog: The Pedagogical Potential of Podcasting
Kenneth T. Kristl, Widener University School of Law

Simple Innovative Strategies: Using Group Class Participation for Student Assessment and for Student Learning Collaboration
Angela Mae Kupenda, Mississippi College School of Law

New Approaches to Teaching Professional Responsibility
Leslie C. Levin, Lynn M Mather, University of Connecticut School of Law, University at Buffalo Law School

Teaching Law students, Judges and the Community: Rational Sentencing Policies
Robert J. Levy, University of Minnesota Law SChool

Adapting the Army’s Learning Concept for 2015 to Legal Education
Alfred R. Light, St. Thomas University School of Law

Mercer’s First Year Course on Professionalism
Patrick E. Longan, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law

First Year Trial Practicum
Russell E. Lovell, II, Drake University Law School

Employment Discrimination Litigation
Russell E. Lovell, II, Drake University Law School

Lawyering in the 21st Century
Judith L. Maute, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Business Law Practicum: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Transactional Lawyering
Therese H. Maynard, Loyola Law School

Advancing Legal Education Through Application of Innovative Teaching Methods and Technology
Daniel S. Medwed, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

Online Role-Playing Simulations
Ira S. Nathenson, St. Thomas University School of Law

Using Sequenced “Writing Across the Curriculum” Assignments To Reinforce Lawyering Skills in 1L Doctrinal Courses
Alice M. Noble-Allgire, Suzanne J. Schmitz, Southern Illinois University School of Law

The New Legal Market: Innovating Legal Education for the New Economic Realities
Austen L. Parrish, Southwestern Law School

Teaching Expert Evidence
Tamara R. Piety, The University of Tulsa College of Law

"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall": Motivating and Guiding Millennial Students and Young Lawyers Through Self-Assessment
Mary Largent Purvis, Mississippi College of Law

Bilingual Pedagogy in U.S. Law Schools
Jayesh Rathod, American University Washington College of Law

Innovations in Methods of Giving Meaningful Feedback
Sheila Rodriguez, Rutgers School of Law - Camden

Innovative Work at the Intersection of Scholarship and Teaching
Sheila Rodriguez, Rutgers School of Law - Camden

Learning About Doing: The Empirical Study of Lawyering Skills Simulations
William Rhee, West Virginia University

Subject-Focused Field Clinics Program
Rebecca Rosenfeld, Benjaman N.Cardozo School of Law

Toward Integrated Law Clinics That Train Social Change Advocates
Robin R. Runge, Marcy Karin, University of North Dakota School of Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Teaching Ethics in Criminal Justice to First Years: An Effort to Dislodge the CSI Effect
Susan Rutberg, Golden Gate University School of Law

The Urban/Housing Issues Symposium: An Interdisciplinary Problems Course
Peter W. Salsich, Jr., Saint Louis University School of Law

The Family Law Education Reform Project (FLER) And Hofstra Law School’s Family Law Curriculum
Andrew Schepard, J. Herbie DiFonzo, Hofstra University School of Law

A Live Client Writing Workshop: Building Bridges from Legal Practice to the Classroom
Rosario Lozada Schrier, University of Miami School of Law

Applied Improvisation for Legal Education
Charity Scott, Georgia State University College of Law

Pouring Skills Content into Doctrinal Bottles
William Slomanson, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Law Student Laptop Use During Class for Non-Class Purposes: Temptation v. Incentive
Jeff Sovern, St. John's University School of Law

Reforms to Legal Education: Practice Ready Professionals
A. Benjamin Spencer, Washington and Lee University School of Law

The Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century
Kristen Konrad Tiscione, Georgetown University Law Center

Integrating Courthouse Practice Into the Substantive Curriculum: A Model for Teaching about Domestic Violence
Deborah Tuerkheimer, DePaul University College of Law

Integrating Experiential Learning in a Traditional Classroom
Michael Vitiello, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Becoming a Professional: A Collaborative Capstone Course to Develop Professional Identity through Integrated Instruction in Theory, Skills, and Values
Judith W. Wegner, University of North Carolina School of Law

Major Changes in Legal Education: Terms and Conditions of Faculty Employment, Curriculum, Accreditation, Bar Admission, and CLE Reforms
Jane K. Winn, University of Washington School of Law

Making Academics Explicit: An Integrated Skills/Doctrine Syllabus
Deborah Zalesne, City University of New York, School of Law at Queens College