November 2014


Igniting Law Teaching Conference 2015:

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the second Igniting Law Teaching (ILT) Conference on March 19-20, 2015 at American University Washington College of Law. The Call for Talks is now open and we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until January 15, 2015. We would love to have you join our next conference. Take a look at some of our videos from the first ILT Conference to see if this is an event you might be interested in.


Interview with Scholastica:  

Our founder, Michele Pistone, was recently interviewed by Scholastica. This interview has been terrific for making students and professors aware of our resources and continuing to promote conversation on legal education reform. The interview highlights why LegalED was started and the goals we have for the future. Please read and share this fantastic insight into LegalED.


November Videos of the Week:

Each week we will choose a video based on the amount of shares and likes it generates to post on our homepage as “Video of the Week.” We decided to update the video weekly, rather than monthly, to allow more presenters to have their work shared on the front page of the website.


Featured Videos for November:


Seeking Curators for Other Subject Areas:  We would like to continue curating video collections in other subject areas and are looking to create teams of curators (think book editors) for other subject areas. Some of the subject areas that are not covered include civil procedure, constitutional law and tax law. Some subjects we already have a collection of video for include contracts, trial advocacy, and immigration law. If you are interested in curating a collection of videos in your subject area, or adding to an existing one, please let us know!

LegalED Student Ambassador Program

We recently launched a student ambassador program to actively engage current law students with the development of LegalED. Student Ambassadors will provide us with feedback, share our resources with their peers, and be a part of the growing legal education reform movement.


At present, we have three Student Ambassadors from Penn State Law, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University and Roger Williams Law School. We are continuing to look for more student ambassadors, so please pass along the application to any current law students whom you think would be good candidates. Information about the program and the application can be found on our website here:


New Content on LegalED!


Lindsay Wiley from American University Washington School of Law:

  • Torts Video Collection (created in collaboration with Jackie Morrison, Aaron Dewald and the Center for Innovation in Legal Education at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law)


Sarah Sherman-Stokes, Boston University Law School:  


Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA Law School:


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LegalED by the Numbers


October 2014

  • 140 videos on the website

  • 98 law professors have contributed content

  • 48 law schools represented by presenters

  • 288 followers on Twitter

  • 250 average views per week on the website

  • 377 members

November 2014

  • 150 videos on the website

  • 100 law professors have contributed content

  • 50 law schools represented by presenters

  • 324 followers on Twitter

  • 255 average views per week on the website

  • 395 members


Our progress thus far has been tremendous.  Thank you for being a part of our growing community.  We are excited to continue collaborating with you to enhance legal education.  Please let us know if you would like to create content for LegalED, become a subject matter curator, or have other ideas about ways to enhance our work.


Follow the conversation on Twitter @LegalEDweb and in the LinkedIn group, Legal Education and Law Schools.


Thank you to the

Uncommon Individual Foundation

for continued support.