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La formation au droit (et à la recherche juridique) en ligne sur le SSRN

samedi 18 août 2007, par Stephane Cottin

Plusieurs articles sur le SSRN Legal Research Network parlent récemment d’expérimentation de cours de droit en ligne :

Vu sur le LEGAL EDUCATION ABSTRACTS Vol. 4, No. 27 : August 16, 2007 (Arterian and Paul)

"My E-Semester : New Uses for Technology in the Legal Research and Writing Classroom"
Perspectives : Teaching Legal Res. & Writing, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 194, Spring 2007

Contact : KRISTEN E. MURRAY George Washington University - Law School

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ABSTRACT : Law schools have been grappling with the topic of technology in the classroom for more than ten years. In this article, Professor Kristen Murray reports the results of a
project she calls her "e-semester," during which she increased and intensified her use of technology in and in support of her courses. She focused on six technology-based enhancements : using a course website to eliminate paper from class distributions ;
designing Powerpoint-based lectures with student note-taking in mind ; encouraging class discussion through a threaded discussion forum ; grading electronically ; integrating audio and video technology in class lectures ; and implementing advanced in-class writing exercises.

On a déjà évoqué ici l’article (en fait la conférence) de Claire Germain

Legal Information Management in a Global and Digital Age : Revolution and Tradition

CLAIRE M. GERMAIN Cornell University - School of Law

International Journal of Legal Information, Vol. 35, p. 134, Summer 2007

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-005

ou plutôt ici la version téléchargeable !

Germain, Claire M., "Legal Information Management in a Global and Digital Age : Revolution and Tradition" (April 27, 2007). Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-005 Available at SSRN :

Abstract :

This article presents an overview of the public policy issues surrounding digital libraries, and describes some current trends, such as Web 2.0, the social network. It discusses the impact of globalization and the Internet on international and foreign law information, the free access to law movement and open access scholarship, and mass digitization projects, then turns to some concerns, focusing on preservation and long term access to born digital legal information and authentication of official digital legal information It finally discusses new roles for librarians, called upon to evaluate the quality of information ; teach legal research methodology ; and be advocates in information policy. Law librarians are encouraged to join professional associations and undergo continuous professional education. A recent development in the U.S.A., to add a legal research test on the bar exam, is of interest to the whole world, because it signifies the importance of a sound legal research training to the competent practice of law.

On trouvera aussi :

Teitcher, Carrie W., "Rebooting Our Approach to Teaching Research : One Writing Program’s Leap into the Computer Age" (October 3, 2006). Brooklyn Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 62 Available at SSRN :

Abstract :

In the fall of 2005, Brooklyn Law School’s Writing Program significantly changed its approach to legal research instruction and entered a new era. In order to make our research lessons more effective and relevant to our students, we opted for a fully integrated approach in which we emphasized the importance of combining books, fee based legal research sources, and free Internet sources into a comprehensive research strategy. These changes acknowledge the realities of the computer age, the work place, and our students’ own research experiences which are steeped in the Internet and computers. Eventually, we hope to make our students more discerning consumers of legal research and, ultimately, better analytical thinkers. With this new approach we expect that students will fully embrace all available tools while taking maximum advantage of all that today’s computer technology has to offer legal research instruction.

In this article, I first describe the growth of computer research technology at Brooklyn, some of the efforts we took to try to engage the students in traditional book research, and why we needed to make this latest change to the way we teach legal research. I then describe the changes we made to our legal research curriculum. My conclusion is that integrated legal instruction which acknowledges the realities of today’s technology and computer culture engages our students, enhances our credibility as teachers, and, most importantly, produces willing and capable researchers who will consider all available resources ranging from books, to fee based computer research tools, to the Internet and its vast collection of free resources. Ultimately, we will then be able to focus on what is most important - synthesis and critical analysis of the law - so that students will become better analytical thinkers.

Keywords : Legal Writing, Computer-Aided Research, Legal Research

JEL Classifications : K10

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