Vincenç Feliú, Villanova University School of Law
Vincenç Feliú is an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Library Services at the Villanova University School of Law. At the 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference he gave his presentation, “Clinics and Librarians Collaborating,” with the Beyond Traditional Law Subjects Pod. In his program, he addresses issues encountered in creating a collaborative teaching effort between clinical faculty and law librarians. This would lead to the teaching of legal research as a lawyering skill in the experiential learning environment of the clinic. This talk will be based on the experience from the program that he developed while at UDC and its adaptation to VUSL law clinics.
At Villanova University School of Law, Professor Feliú teaches Advances IP and Copyright Law. His scholarship has focused on Civil Law, pedagogical reform in legal research, and copyright issues. When he was Director of the Law Library at UDC, he implemented and embedded program pairing clinicians and librarians to improve research instruction and student performance.
LegalED aims to harness the power of the internet for legal educations. It facilitates blended or flipped learning – by migrating lectures to the web, LegalED frees up classtime for active learning that challenges students to learn the essential lawyering competencies while they are in law school. Professors may assign the videos in any combination for students to view outside of the classroom for active learning that challenges students to learn the essential lawyering competencies while they are in law school. LegalED seeks to develop and maintain a vibrant online community of teachers and students of the law, creating a central hub for the community. Through the video collection, teachers can be inspired to borrow, adapt, and bring great teaching moments into their own courses. With an internet platform, LegalED opens up formerly isolated classrooms by sharing showcasing, celebrating and inspiring innovative teaching. Simply put, the vision of LegalED is to inspire innovation in legal education. Join the movement!
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