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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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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Law school 'imposters' need allies not accomplices

Law school ‘impostors’ need allies not accomplices

Do a quick search of 'impostor syndrome'. What did you find? What about 'impostor syndrome in law school'? That produces some worrying results. There is a mountain of advice about how self-professed 'impostors' - law students, lawyers and academics - can heal themselves. A lot of it is good advice about talking to other people. …

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