Tuesday, October 31, 2006

DUI: A National Online Resource Library for the Judiciary on Impaired Driving

InSite recently wrote about DUI: A National Online Resource Library for the Judiciary on Impaired Driving. From Insite:
The DUI National Online Resource Library for the Judiciary on Impaired Driving is a searchable database of print, web, and video publications dealing with the issue of driving under the influence. In addition to both a quick and advanced search, users may browse the database by topic or type of resource. Materials cataloged range from ABA publications to training videos to benchbooks to protocols. Because the actual item is not a part of the database, specific information is provided on how to locate the item including online links where available. This library catalog is a product of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) with the stated goal "to help state and local judges and judicial educators find the most useful and current resources for handling cases or providing judicial training on impaired driving and other traffic safety issues." It should also prove to be a useful resource for researchers studying legal issues related to impaired driving.

Monday, October 30, 2006

LSAT Changes

As reported in The Dartmouth, the Law School Admission Council has announced that the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) will undergo changes starting with the June 2007 test. There will a new variant of reading comprehension, called comparative reading, which will appear as one of the four sets in the LSAT reading comprehension section. Traditional reading comprehension questions are based on one long passage. The comparative reading questions will instead be based on two shorter passages. Most of the questions that follow the passages will be about both passages and how they relate to each other. Read the announcement from the Law School Admission Council here.

From WSJ Law Blog.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Law School Innovation Blog

Moritz Law Professor Doug Berman and others have started the Law School Innovation Blog. Considering Professor Berman's excellent Sentencing Law and Policy blog as well as the interesting proposed subject matter, I have high hopes for this new project. Here is an excerpt from Professor Berman's introductory post:
Welcome to the launch of a new blogging adventure: Law School Innovation (LSI). My goal starting this blog is to create a forum for discussing...law school innovations.

As a regular law blog reader, I often notice much blogging about law school dynamics and new law school endeavors at blogs such as Concurring Opinions and Empirical Legal Studies and MoneyLaw and PrawfsBlawg and The Volokh Conspiracy. (I sometime go "off-topic" at my home blog to discuss on-line companions to law journals and related bloggy topics (see, e.g., posts here and here).)

Topics ranging from Harvard Law School's new 1L curriculum to the recent emergence of Supreme Court clinics to blogging as scholarship to PowerPoint and internet access in the classroom are just some of the issues I hope will get discussed here.

Though my ambitions for this blog are huge, my time is limited. Thus, I hope other law professors, law students, practicing lawyers and anyone else interested in law school design and evolution will become regular contributors. I would be happy — indeed, eager — to bring on as co-blogger anyone prepared to do a post or two a week on law school innovation topics.
It appears that University of Minnesota Law Professor Jim Chen (my former ConLaw professor) has already signed on to post on the blog. This should be very good.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Harvard Approves New 1-L Curriculum

Harvard Law School faculty recently voted to add "new first-year courses in international and comparative law, legislation and regulation, and complex problem solving." Read the article here.

From WSJ Law Blog.