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Aspen Webinar Series

The Aspen Webinar Series provides an opportunity to learn more about relevant topics and how to approach current events in the classroom from well-known authors. 

Register using the links provided to sign-up for an upcoming webinar or watch a previously recorded webinar on your schedule.


UPCOMING WEBINARS

Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming webinars.

PAST WEBINARS: WATCH THE REPLAYS

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Video- and Quiz-Based Supplemental Legal Education

Thursday, May 12, 2022 

Guest Speaker:
Julie E. Steiner, Professor of Law, Western New England University

Join Professor Julie E. Steiner as she explores an engaging new legal education methodology: video- and connected quiz-based learning. PracticePerfect is a new learning resource that organizes complex legal subjects into discrete components; explains the material through understandable animated videos; and tests student understanding through a series of quiz questions that contain detailed explanations.

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4th Amendment & Rights to a Fair Trial

Thursday, May 5, 2022 

Guest Speakers:
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law
Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Professor Laurie Levenson and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will focus on some of the important emerging issues with regard to criminal procedure, including the Fourth Amendment and new technology, searches of electronic equipment at the border, excessive police force, no-knock warrants. They also will discuss recent Supreme Court decisions on criminal procedure: United States v. Tsarnaev and Thompson v. Clark.

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Connected Quizzing & the MBE Course

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

Guest Speakers:
Ashley M. London, Directory of Bar Studies, Duquesne University
Lisa Brunner, Program Manager
Stacie Goosman, Managing Editor

Connected Quizzing (CQ) is an easy-to-use formative assessment tool that incorporates high-quality quiz questions, valuable feedback, and actionable analytics for law school courses. Learn how Professor Ashley London introduced formative assessments into her classes with Connected Quizzing—and her students loved it!

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The Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Criminal Law in Tumultuous Times

Thursday, April 21, 2022 

Guest Speakers:
Stephen J. Schulhofer, Professor of Law, NYU Law
Rachel E. Barkow, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, NYU Law

In this webinar, we’ll discuss our approach to Criminal Law and how we have evolved the courses we teach to better reflect current concerns and developments. While we remain committed to key doctrinal and philosophical questions at the root of a criminal law and punishment, we believe a modern course needs to do more.

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Perfectly Imperfect: What Students Can Learn From Real Bar Exam Answers

Thursday, April 7, 2022 

Guest Speakers:
Melissa Hale, Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs, Loyola University
Antonia Miceli, Director, Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation; Professor Saint Louis University
Tania Shah, Director of the Academic Success Program and Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, Western State College of Law

Join Professors Melissa Hale, Tania Shah, and Antonia Miceli - authors of The Ultimate Guide to the Uniform Bar Exam - to learn how you can use real bar exam answers to illustrate common pitfalls in bar exam essay writing and performance test writing for your students. Explore what sets a high scoring answer apart from a low scoring answer, and see what that “perfect 6” answer really looks like on the bar exam.

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Teaching Torts Without Committing Them

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 

Guest Speaker:
Douglas Kysar, Professor of Law, Yale University

Join Professor Doug Kysar (Yale University) for a conversation about teaching torts in a way that confronts the hard issues raised by human suffering . . . without adding more.

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Civil Procedure, Student Engagement, and the Pursuit of Justice

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Guest Speakers:
Maria Glover, Professor of Law
Howard M. Erichson, Professor of Law

Every Civil Procedure teacher knows the challenge of getting students to see what is fascinating and important about procedural law. To students, the importance of procedure is not intuitive, and much of it may look like mere technicalities. But students arrive at law school hungry to learn about justice and injustice and excited to learn what lawyers do. Our job as Civil Procedure teachers is to get students to understand that the details of procedure are nothing less than our justice system at work. Students need to see—as to each aspect of Civil Procedure—how it relates to justice and injustice and how it relates to lawyers’ work. Whether the topic is discovery, joinder, jurisdiction, preclusion, or anything else, the teacher faces the challenge of getting students to see how the details of procedural law relate to the big picture of the legal system at work. Please join Professors Howard Erichson and Maria Glover for an interactive discussion about ways to keep students engaged in both the big picture and the nitty-gritty details of Civil Procedure.

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Teaching the Second Amendment and Gun Control Law

Thursday, March 3, 2022 

Guest Speakers:
Nicholas Johnson, Professor of Law
David B. Kopel, Adjunct Professor of Law
George A. Mocsary, Professor of Law
E. Gregory Wallace, Professor of Law
Donald E.J. Kilmer, Jr., Adjunct Professor of Law

Firearms law is broadly implicated throughout the law school curriculum. Many teachers of criminal law, constitutional law and even administrative law will already appreciate how their courses broadly intersect with firearms regulation. The authors of Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy, Third Edition, invite you to learn more through a discussion of their new textbook and treatise.

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