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From segregation to the Supreme Court: the life and work of Thurgood Marshall

“Marshall (2017) recounts one of the most contentious Supreme Court cases in American history, represented by Thurgood Marshall, who would later serve as the first African American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Directed by Reginald Hudlin, with Chadwick Boseman playing the title role, the film establishes Marshall’s greatest legal triumph, Brown v. Board of… Continue Reading

Writing the Law: Developing the ‘Citizen Lawyer’ Identity Through Legislative, Statutory, and Rule Drafting Courses

Schiavone, Ann L, Writing the Law: Developing the ‘Citizen Lawyer’ Identity Through Legislative, Statutory, and Rule Drafting Courses (2017). Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 55, No.1, 2017; Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper Series 2017-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3041371 “At the time of the American Founding, Thomas Jefferson, among others, viewed lawyers as the class… Continue Reading

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses

Medium – Dhawal Shah: “If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve… Continue Reading

New Research Finds Major Spike in Mobile Media Use and Device Ownership by Children Age 0 to 8

I will being this post by saying, What!, and move quickly to the report: “Common Sense today announced the release of The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight, the third installment in an ongoing series of national surveys tracking the use of media and technology among U.S. children from birth… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018

Via LLRX – Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018 – Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their… Continue Reading

Harvard Law School Report on the State of Black Alumni II 2000 – 2016

Harvard Law School Report on the State of Black Alumni II 2000 – 2016 “In this Report, we offer a preliminary assessment of how much progress had been made — and how much work remains to be done — in a part of the American economy President Obama knows well: the legal profession. We do… Continue Reading

Italian government launches high school program to educate about fake news

GOOD: “…Starting later this month, the Italian government will be rolling out a program to 8,000 high schools across the country that teaches students how to deal with fake news. In addition to training students how to identify fabricated stories, Italian journalists from national broadcaster RAI will also contribute to lessons on how not to… Continue Reading

Research – The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

The Conversation: “Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access… Continue Reading

New site debuts – Quartz at Work

If you are a regular reader and/or consumer of even just a slice of the daily dose of articles, news, guides, presentations, Ted Talks, topical podcasts, and of course, consultant driven workshops in the workplace, on the many permutations of “Leadership” and “Management,” Quartz may just have a new pit stop to add to your… Continue Reading

Northeastern University – What’s New – Fake News and the Next Generation

“It’s been a decade since the rise of Facebook and Twitter began to replace our shared news consciousness with personalized social media. Today’s college freshmen were just eight when the iPhone was released, destined to become a constant companion with these new sources of information. What is next generation’s view of the news like? How… Continue Reading

Why blogs endure: A study of recent college graduates and motivations for blog readership

Why blogs endure: A study of recent college graduates and motivations for blog readership, Alison J. Head, Michele Van Hoeck, Kirsten Hostetler. First Monday, Volume 22, Number 10 – 2 October 2017. “This paper reports the results from a mixed methods study of recent college graduates who were asked if and why they used blogs… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – 25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening

Via LLRX – 25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening – For law librarians, the past 25 years have engaged us in a journey from fee based access to the law via books, followed by dedicated terminals and CDs, to online portal services, to the current state of far more open, accessible and free… Continue Reading