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Issues in Legal Education


Written for educators involved with and lawyers needing more information about distance learning and copyright.  Intended to be both a practical guide to copyright law as well as a resource for those seeking a greater understanding of the discipline's legal nuances.  Provices an overview of distance learning, covers the basics of copyright law as well as fair use guidelines, information on locating and negotiating with creators, distance learning and the Internet as well as the TEACH Act.

During the coming decades, the digital revolution that has transformed so much of our world will transform legal education as well. The digital production and distribution of course materials will powerfully affect both the content and the way materials are used in the classroom and library. This collection of essays by leading legal scholars in various fields explores three aspects of this coming transformation:  The first set of essays discusses the way digital materials will be created and how they will change concepts of authorship as well as methods of production and distribution. The second set explores the impact of digital materials on law school classrooms and law libraries and the third set considers the potential transformation of the curriculum that the materials are likely to produce. Taken together, these essays provide a guide to momentous changes that every legal teacher and scholar needs to understand.

This book describes how the perfect storm of generational change, the rising cost and criticisms of legal education combined with extraordinary technological developments will change legal education as we know it today. It discusses how the generational changes in our students and constant  technological advances require pedagogical shifts inside and outside of the classroom. It further describes how this shift can -- and will -- better prepare law students for the practice of tomorrow. It informs educators and attorneys about the legal responsibilities of teaching distance learning courses, and helps educational institutions avoid unwanted copyright infringement liability.




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