Our assessment tool collection is designed and tested by professors. Each tool can be used to
provide feedback and assessment to students throughout the semester and as they develop into professionals.
The tools here can be used as is or adopted for your
specific courses. If you do adapt them, please consider contributing your adaption back to the community. We hope this inspires you to provide more feedback and assessment to students in all your courses.
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- Self-assessment by student using the Shultz & Zedeck 26 successful lawyering factors contributed by Michele Pistone, Villanova Law
- Self-assessment using a student portfolio contributed by Michele Pistone, Villanova Law
- Skills inventory rubric contributed by Georgetown Law, Office of Career Services
Legal education has been criticized by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching and Best Practices because it does not incorporate sufficient formative assessment and feedback methods in its teaching and learning. LegalED's assessment tools respond to those critiques and prepare the academy for new ABA accreditation standards that, as currently drafted, will call on law schools and law professors to incorporate more assessment into the program of legal education.