Archive for the ‘students’ Category

The Last PowerPoint…

Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 21:04

(thanks to New Yorker) This year when teaching I faced demands from students for PowerPoint presentations. I said, “No.” I felt it pandered to them in the worst way. All they seemed interested in doing was copying what was on the screen. So instead I showed them videos, enacted short dramas in class, put up […]

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How to Get Your PhD

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 23:30

(Thanks to Dion) I am starting some work on analyzing the Bar and barristers with a young researcher at Manchester University, Anna Zimdars. Her research is in the field of equal opportunity and social justice issues in higher education and employment. I got to know her at the SLSA conference last year–which I posted about–when […]

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Plagiarism Rears Its Ugly Head

Friday, July 17th, 2009 at 14:39

(Thief by The Blackbird) While grading student essays I came across one that was quite good. It was discussing a legal issue in the UK. I was fine until I came across a sentence that referred to dollars instead of pounds. It was in relation to a particular statute introduced onto the statute book in […]

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Podcast on Rise in Fees for Legal Practice Course

Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 11:56

Charon QC interviewed me today. Our conversation is available in podcast from Charon QC. Lawcast 113: Professor John Flood on the rise in fees for the Legal Practice CourseToday I am talking to Professor John Flood. We examine the rising cost of legal education in the light of the recent decision by three London Law […]

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Is It Worthwhile?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 17:24

I’ve always had ambivalent feelings about teaching. There are born teachers who love it, but I became an academic primarily to pursue research. For me teaching was the “price” I paid to be part of the academic community that allows me to follow my ideas. Recently I received an email from a former student of […]

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