Publications (A more up-to-date list of my publications and presentations can be found in my CV here).
Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2009).
Update: Using CaseMap in Legal Research and Writing Classes and Clinics, Newsletter of the AALS Teaching Methods Section, December 2009 (p. 5).
Using Wikis to Enhance Student Engagement in Administrative Law, 15 The Law Teacher 5 (2008).
Book Review -
Lifting the Fog of Legalese: Essays on Plain Language,
36 Colorado Lawyer 87
Teaching as Art Form - A Review of The Elements of Teaching, 15 Perspectives 41 (2006).
Sometimes you Have to be the
Guide on the Side, 20 Second
Draft 23 (2005).
Problems of Proof in False Comparative
Product Advertising: How Gullible is the
Consumer? 72 Trademark Rep. 385 (1982).
Editor, Preparatory Materials, A Forum on
Legal Education and Preparedness for
Practice, Jointly sponsored by the Colorado Bar Ass’n, the
University of Colorado
School of Law, and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law,
September 24, 1994.
Technology in Law Teaching, Presentation to the faculty of Appalachian Law School, Grundy, VA, November 5, 2009.
Using Twitter to Support your Scholarship, Lunch Keynote at the annual meeting of the eLearning Consortium of Colorado, October 30, 2009.
The potential affects of eReading devices on Law School Textbooks - Opportunities and Challenges, Board meeting of the LexisNexis Publications Advisory Board, San Antonio, TX, July 20, 2009.
Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age, Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, Kansas City, MO, July 18, 2009.
Using CaseMap in the Teaching of Legal Writing, Presentation to the LRW faculty of Loyola Law School (LA), June 12, 2009.
Methods for Teaching Legal Writing Online, Biennial Conference
of the Legal Writing Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 16, 2008
Laptops in the Classroom: Don't Ban Them. Use Them., American
Association of Law Schools, New York City, January 3, 2008.
In Defense of Judicial Humor, Inns of Court Law School, City
University of London, July 19, 2007.
Using CaseMap as a Tool for the Research Log Function,
LRW Summit, Colorado Springs, CO, June 13, 2007.
Using Clickers to Enhance Student Engagement,
Institute for Law School Teaching, Boston, MA, June 8, 2007.
Ethics, Privacy and the New Electronic Discovery Rules,
Privacy Foundation CLE, April 20, 2007.
Preparing for the New Students: New Technologies in the Service
of Teaching Legal Writing, Biennial Conference, Legal Writing
Institute, June 10, 2006
(with Tracy McGaugh and Cliff Zimmerman).
CaseMap Software in the Teaching of Legal Writing, CALI
Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 10, 2005.
Using CaseMap to Help Students make the Leap from Legal Analysis
to Legal Writing, Presented to the Teaching with Technology
Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 10, 2004.
BookLocker and Electronic E-Books for Law Students, Presented
with Jennifer Moore-Evans and Jessica Hogan, at the Annual CALI
(Computer-Aided Legal Instruction) Conference, Seattle, Washington,
June 17, 2004.
The Effect (if any) of Technology on the
Velocity of Change in the Law
The research that attempts to quantify productivity increases
brought about by technology are inconclusive. Yet lawyers, courts
and corporations have widely adopted numerous technologies to
increase productivity and efficiency. Has this massive investment
had any affect on the velocity of change in the law? By comparing
the "speed" of legislative action and court rulings in a period
prior to the broad adoption of technology, and the speed of similar
legislative actions and court rulings in particular areas of law, I
want to make a case that either technology has or has not had any
effect on the velocity of change in the law.
The Effect of Surveillance Cameras and Reality
TV on the Law of Privacy
In major cities today, there has been an extraordinary proliferation
of surveillance cameras. We are being watched many times when we
have no idea that we are being watched. Have we acquiesced to this
surveillance? Has our "zone of privacy" been reduced by them?
Reality TV shows have also proliferated in the last two years. Some
commentators have suggested that for Generation X, living under
surveillance is no longer creepy, but cool. Could these two
social developments have any impact on the "expectation of privacy"
in search and seizure law? What about other areas of law that are
based upon our Privacy interests?
Discovery of Electronic Records
In the last 15 years, much has been written and said about discovery
of electronic records. But most attorneys still do not know how to
properly request electronic records in their discovery documents,
and many use broad, boilerplate language without knowing what it
really means. Worse, when the opposing party actually is forthcoming
with electronic records, many attorneys do not know how best to
handle the material they receive. What guidance can be given to
attorneys and the courts about how best to address this impenetrable
problem? Can the rules be rewritten to require standardization of
formatting of electronic record productions? If so, what issues
should those rules address?
Effective Pedagogical Methods for Teaching Legal Writing
Once thought of as impossible, or ineffective, online learning is
becoming increasingly common. Corporations have widely adopted it,
and the academy is starting to accept it. There are numerous
college-level courses that are taught fully online, and even a few
law school classes that are also taught online.
But teaching legal writing is different, isnít it? Most legal
writing teachers believe that some of the most effective teaching
they do is done one-on-one in conference, with a student draft in
front of both the teacher and the student. Can legal writing be
taught effectively online, and what teaching methods are most
effective in accomplishing the accepted goals of a course of study
in legal writing?