Legal Educators’ Resource Share

From FFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo:

Dear Colleagues,

The Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is a little over a month away and we are again collecting information for the annual Legal Educators’ Resource Share.   We’re not certain, but we think this might be the 5th year for this event.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 21 from 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm.   You will need to check your registration material for the location.

For those of you who have never been to the Resource Share, we started it to give another opportunity to legal educators to share their best ideas about resources being used to liven up their DR classes.   We are always impressed with the generosity of folks who help all of us on the listserv, so we think of this as an “in-person listserv,” with the added opportunity for attendees to follow-up with colleagues in real time.

Here’s what goes on: legal educators (you all!) describe, in just a minute or two, a helpful resource you use in your classes – a website, simulation, TED talk, other specific podcasts, etc.   The description includes where/how to find the resource and how to use it/debrief it, etc., in your ADR-related classes.  The short time allotment means a lot of great information from 30-40 people is gathered in a very short time.   And we put the information  on a 20th century flip chart to save for later collating and posting.

Last year, many of you sent the information you planned to share ahead of time to us, and that enabled us to provide some structure to the session, i.e., some grouping of similar resource categories.  So, we encourage you to do this again.   Please send the information you plan to share directly to  Sharon Press by Friday, March 31 and we will plan accordingly.   In fact, just send it right NOW!

You also are encouraged to bring half page handouts to distribute at the Resource Share describing your teaching resource/tool if this is appropriate.    We collate all the information after the conference and post it to the legal educators’ listserv so everyone can reap the benefits of this session.  (In fact, we produce a running tally of all the years’ Resource Share suggestions for folks who are new to this.)

Thanks in advance for your support… we look forward to seeing you soon!


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