Facilitate Learning I: Using Flowcharts to Engage Visual, Aural, and Kinesthetic Learners
While Energizing Classroom Discussions, manuscript in preparation.
an overview of the various VAK Learning Style Theories.
Examines how flow charts can be used or adapted to assist
students whose preferred method of information intake visual,
aural, or kinesthetic to help these students better comprehend
and adapt to the demands of law school.
Facilitate Learning II: Using Flowcharts to Engage All Meyers-Briggs’ Temperament Indicator
Learners While Energizing Classroom Discussions, manuscript in process.
an overview of the Learning Style Theories based on the Myers
Briggs Temperament Indicator. Discusses how flow charts are the preferred
method of information intake for different styles in each theory. Examines how flow charts can be used to assist
students whose preferred method of information intake is not flowcharts
to help these students better adapt to the demands of law school.
Peer Collaboration Via Structured Study Groups Using Wiki Technology,
manuscript in process.
how writing professors can use wiki technology to facilitate peer
using structured peer feedback to optimize peer learning through
First Semester Law Students Understand Learning and Exam Objectives:
A Comparison between Faculty Course and Assessment Objectives
and Student’s Perceptions Prior to First Semester Exams, manuscript
update in preparation.
how well first semester, pre-exam 1Ls understand both the learning
and exam objectives by comparing student and faculty responses
to both open ended and content-given questions. Also examines student’s sources of learning
objectives. The goal of
this study is to provide educators information about which they
can use to teach students how to be better students.
Status of Rape Reform Legislation II: A 50 State Statutory Survey
of Rape Law, manuscript update in preparation.
current rape law practices against 27 different measures across
all 50 states for how much improvement rape law has made since
the beginning of the feminist movement. Follows up and expands Bienens’ 1976 survey and Searles and Burgers
1986 survey, both of which examined how far much the women’s rights
movement had influenced rape law.
Follow up articles will analyze the impact the Violence
Against Women’s Act had on changing Rape law using my own 1996
Impacts of the Beef and Dairy Industry: An Examination of the US Western Rangeland
update in preparation.
how current federal western grazing land policies negatively impact
the environment with respect to habitat destruction, water pollution,
air pollution, and global warming. Discusses possible policy changes and the impacts they would have
on national and international markets, culture, and the environment.
Restraint Catch 22: The Inevitability of Judicial Activism Within Our Current Framework
of Judicial Philosophies, manuscript in preparation.
the inherent conflict between judicial restraint philosophies
using traditional “activist” opinions. Discusses the contradictory uses of the term
judicial activism. Provides
the foundation for future research that analyzes Justices’ activism
toward their own stated philosophies and priorities of judicial
Legal Blog Submissions
View of Wikis in Classrooms, Law School Innovation Blog,
15 November 2007.
benefits of implementing wiki technology within courses and Academic
Success Programs to facilitate collaborative learning, disseminate
sample exams and answers, and reduce the time it takes professors
to provide writing feedback.
Writing Programs or Make Every Class a Writing Class?, Legal
Writing Prof Blog, 9 November 2007.
to Professor Gordon’s Smith’s suggestion to eliminate legal writing
courses, law journals, and moot court competitions from law school
offerings by arguing that students should have more opportunities
to improve their writing through feedback.
Interesting Take on Scoring Class Participation (Strategies
to Encourage Class Participation), Law School Innovation Blog,
5 November 2006.
strategies for increasing class participation in ways that rewards
students for participating and encouraging all students to participate
in classroom discussions.
Time Management) Tip from
Professor Burgess, Law School Academic Support Blog,
28 October 2007.
a book resource and tips on time management in law school.
to the Grading Diet, Legal Writing Prof Blog, 16 October
strategies for scheduling assignments while teaching multiple
sections or multiple classes that involve writing assignments
to maximize the professor’s ability to provide extensive feedback
on improving student writing.
Someone Who Helped You Make It Law School Academic Support
Blog, 16 October 2007.
the academic support community to thank their mentors.
Minute Papers to Assess Student Understanding Mid-Semester,
Law School Academic Support Blog, 17 September 2007.
using short, minute long, feedback papers to assess student understanding
of material mid-semester.
ASP Wiki Announced, In Review.
location and purpose of a wiki available to Academic Support Professionals.
Summary of Williams’ Style and Craft Books,
a brief summary of Joseph Williams’ Style: The
Basics of Clarity and Grace and The Craft of Argument books and how they might benefit law students.
2007 – Present.
resources, links, and information for the Academic Support Community.
Manage content submitted by other members of the Academic Support
the availability and security of the ASP Wiki.
Accommodations for ESL Students, ASP Wiki, 6 November
possible solutions for English as Second Language Students when
taking exams. Provide
overview of and links to randomly selected schools’ policies.
Resources, ASP Wiki, 6 November 2007.
a list of resources available to the Academic Support Community.
the Dunham Telescope, (co-author/editor), published by the
Astronomy Department at the University of Chicago.
Introduction to Astrophysics Laboratory Manual,
(co-author/editor), published by the Astronomy Department at the
University of Chicago.