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Allan Chen

Assistant Dean for Law Technology & Academic Computing Santa Clara University Law School

Monday, August 15th, 2011

the impact of a skills-based legal education

NB:  I do not have a JD and other than sitting in on a few 1L courses, I have not taken part in much of the law school classroom environment.  What I do know is mostly from talking with students and from direct conversations with faculty.  I am fully aware that curriculum is not “hypothetical” […]

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Collaboration: The Next/Previous Big/Small (No)Thing

When I first came to SCU Law about 3.5 years ago, I would have claimed that collaboration and team-based learning was utterly and perhaps forever contrary to the instruction of law.  Today, while I certainly see many classes including team-based work in the curriculum and some faculty quite aggressively challenging traditional methods of instruction, I […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

My IT, Your IT, Everyone’s got IT

Educational and Instructional Technology has always fallen in between faculty and IT groups.  It is explicitly related to improving pedagogy, conducted by the faculty, yet is reliant on a responsive IT department for implementation.  If the implementation is flawed in some way, then assessment becomes impossible.  The intersection and interaction between Ed Tech and IT […]