Christine P. Bartholomew, SUNY Buffalo Law School: “Finding Time”

Christine Pedigo Bartholomew is a Lecturer at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Bartholomew presents, “Finding Time,” in conjunction with the Teaching for the 21st Century Pod at the 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference. Her talk focuses on the time management concerns of students, which many law schools ignore. By learning time management, law students at least have a fighting chance of managing time famine in practice. In her presentation, she argues that law schools should use psychological research on time management to tailor instruction to law students’ specific deficiencies which are: perceived control, present orientation, structured routine, goal setting, and mechanics. She then identifies simple, effective pedagogical changes to teach essential time budgeting skills.

Bartholomew lectures on Private Antitrust Suits; Complex Civil Litigation; Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research; and Antitrust. Before teaching, she worked in San Francisco as an attorney, specifically practicing antitrust and consumer protection. In 2004, she helped open a branch office of a Washington, D.C.-based class action boutique law firm. Christine credits her extensive (albeit trivial) LEGOs knowledge to her six year old twins.

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