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Academic institutions handling the Covid-19 crisis

Academic institutions handling the Covid-19 crisis: how has legal education reacted and what will the future look like for legal education?

A webinar presented by the IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee

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Representatives from legal academic institutions around the world can provide practical inspiration on how they are coping with their teaching requirements during the Covid-19 crisis. Will this change the education methods and systems for the future?

Topics will include:

Class dynamics:

  • How have they changed
  • What platforms are being used – pros and cons
  • What measures/actvities should professors take to secure attention during the whole class and to promote class participation and discussion.
  • Are there any specific tools?

Books and materials:

  • Most students normally go to the library to get the books, because they are not online, how can we overcome this?
  • Scanning the materials could be the easy way, but what about authors and IP rights?

Examinations:

  • There are courses that have two or three tests (mid-term) and then the final exam. How can we prevent the students from sharing information between them and obtaining information from non-permitted sources during the test/exam?

Moderators

Francisco Esparraga
The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney; Secretary, IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee

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Confirmed speakers

Soledad Atienza
IE Law School, Madrid; Member, IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee Advisory Board

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Christopher David Howard
King's College London, London; Co-Vice Chair, IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee

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Victoria Banke Olagbegi-Oloba
Faculty of Law Department of Jurisprudence & International Law, Akungba; Diversity and Inclusion Officer, IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee

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Sebastian Ramos
Ferrere, Montevideo; Co-Vice Chair, IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee