Teaching legal citation asynchronously with
Professor Tracy L. M. Norton (recorded May 19, 2021)
In this webinar, participants will learn how to thoroughly cover legal citation asynchronously as part of a flipped or standard classroom design. The Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation® and LexisNexis® Interactive Citation Workstation comprise a formative assessment package of instruction and assessments designed to foster long-term learning through spaced repetition. For nearly 25 years, these exercises have relieved law professors and law review boards of teaching citation, drafting citation exercises and scoring them to check for proficiency, thus freeing class time for more complex topics. Now, these spaced repetition resources can also be used to help measure, improve and provide evidence of student learning as required by ABA Standards 314 and 315. This webinar will address how to introduce students to the platform, how to use the book and platform together to foster long-term learning, how to pace assignments throughout the semester, and how to gather data for ABA reporting purposes.
Professor Tracy L. M. Norton is a leader in the fields of legal writing and legal education. Among her contributions to the field of legal writing are her Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and accompanying online Workstation. The ICW was the first digital formative assessment tool in widespread use in American law schools and is currently used in more than half of American law schools. A longtime member of the Legal Writing Institute, Professor Norton served two, four-year terms on its Board of Directors. In addition to her 1L classroom teaching, she teaches Advanced Persuasion and Judicial Writing online. She has also developed a fully online pre-law legal analysis program for first-generation students interested in attending law school. Professor Norton’s current professional focus is making legal skills training more widely available to law students and legal professionals through digital platforms.