Law students' wellbeing and giving a PHUC

Law students’ wellbeing and giving a PHUC

Law teachers need to talk about the physical and emotional demands of legal practice. What about talking about law students' wellbeing and giving a PHUC?

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law student engagement isn't about bums on seats

Law student engagement isn’t about bums on seats

Imagine you're standing in a seminar room of 20 students. Or perhaps it's a lecture theatre of 300 students. Looking around, you can see students watching you. Others stare at their screens, at their phones or off into the distance. How many would you say were 'engaged'? And how would you tell? A recent summary …

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Do you have a tiny teaching story?

Do you have a tiny teaching story?

Education Week has launched a project it calls Tiny Teaching Stories. It's an anthology of short (tiny) stories by teachers about their classroom experiences. It's a powerful example of how to build a teaching community. And it's also a deeply moving reminder of those little moments that can change a teacher and a student. As law …

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Robots make better baby lawyers?

Robots make better baby lawyers?

Law schools are abuzz with discussions about the opportunities new technologies are offering. If law reflects society, technology will (and should) change the law and how lawyers practise it. But it's also gradually nibbling away the simpler tasks on which new lawyers cut their teeth. Will robots make better baby lawyers? What types of jobs …

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Creating law school 'moments'

Creating law school ‘moments’

I recently came across a post on Education Week - 'The Secret to Student Engagement' - written by Chip and Dan Heath. The editors identified it as one of their '10 Big Ideas in Education'. It's a short summary of their book 'The Power of Moments'. Their argument is simple - 'meaningful experiences ... stand …

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