General Resources for Online Teaching

AccessLex Distance Learning Resources

AccessLex – Raising the Bar newsletter – Summer 2020 issue focuses on distance education

CALI: Resources for Law Faculty On Remote Teaching Due To Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Including links to tutorials on using Zoom

Lists to join – participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion lists can be found at

Every Learner, Essential Resources for Faculty Building (or Improving) Online Courses (includes link to “playbook”) (added 07/09/2020)

Online Learning Consortium –

“Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19 – Faculty Playbook” (a Guide to teaching online – but not specifically at law schools).

Harvard University, Best Practices: Online Pedagogy, (30 minutes & more time to follow links) (Lists of ideas on how to best teach online.)

Indiana University Self-Paced Course
Designing and Teaching for Impact on Online Courses, (found at several university websites). This course content is offered under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike.

Univerity of Denver Sturm College of Law, Online Learning Conference – Online & Hybrd Learning Pedagogy: Toward Defining Best Practices in Legal Education, (Sept 28-29-2019) (sessions were recorded).

Articles & Books (and videos)

Brian J. Beatty, Hybrid-Flexible Course Design

Josh Blackman, (March 18, 2020) Tutorial on using Zoom for class instruction, (33 minutes) (In the first 18 minutes, Professor Blackman walks his law school colleagues through features in Zoom Meeting with explanations of his “best practices.” The remaining time is Q&A.)

Paul Caron, COVID-19 And Law Teaching: Developing Asynchronous Online Courses for Law Students TaxProf Blog (May 26, 2020),

Case, Susan M., and Beth E. Donahue. “Developing High-Quality Multiple-Choice Questions Ror Assessment in Legal Education.” Journal of Legal Education, vol. 58, no. 3, 2008, pp. 372–387. JSTOR, Accessed 14 June 2020.

Columbia Law School, Socratic Zooming: Faculty Weigh in on Teaching Remotely (interviews of faculty talking about teaching in various subjects)

Dave Cormier and Ashlyne O’Neil, 12 Key Ideas: An Introduction to Teaching Online – Understanding the internet as platform, (2020) (Available at (About teaching online generally, not specifically about law school)).

Larry Cunningham, Moving to Best Practices in Online Learning, (March 24, 2020)

Flower Darby, James M. Lang, Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes 1st Edition (2019).

Distance Learning in Legal Education: Design, Delivery and Recommended Practices (2017) (written as a collaborative project by the Working Group on Distance Education in Legal Education).

Dutton, Yvonne and Mohapatra, Seema, COVID-19 and Law Teaching: Guidance on Developing an Asynchronous Online Course for Law Students (May 18, 2020). St. Louis University Law Journal, 2021. Available at SSRN:

EDUCAUSE – 7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model. Download the 2 page PDF from here.  (added 7/21/ 2020)

Nathalie Greenfield, 10 teaching tips from a law student to law professors,

Huffman, Max, Online Learning Grows Up – and Heads to Law School. Indiana Law Review

Kohn, Nina A., Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education (April 7, 2020). Nina A. Kohn, Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education, 70 Syracuse L. Rev. 1 (2020). Available at SSRN:

Lipton, Jacqueline Deborah, Distance Legal Education: Lessons from the *Virtual* Classroom (November 21, 2019). IDEA: The IP Law Review, Vol. 60, 2020 Forthcoming; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-24. Available at SSRN:

McPeak, Agnieszka, Asynchronous Online Law School Teaching: A Few Observations (March 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: (added 7/8/2020) (h/t @AccessLex)

Ryznar, Margaret, What Works in Online Teaching (April 6, 2020). St. Louis University Law Journal, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: (added 7/8/2020) (h/t @AccessLex)

Kay Shattuck, Bethany Simunich and Barbara Burch, 5 Tips for Moving from Remote Instruction to Quality Online Learning, (May 21, 2020)

Swift, Kenneth R. (2018) “The Seven Principles for Good Practice in [Asynchronous Online] Legal Education,” Mitchell Hamline Law Review: Vol. 44 : Iss. 1 , Article 4. Available at:

Tina Stavredes, Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success 1st Edition (2011).

Dannelle D. Stevens, Antonia J. Levi, Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning 2nd Edition (2012).

Thomson, David I. C., Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education (January 7, 2020). Syracuse Law Review, Forthcoming; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-01. Available at SSRN:

Thornton, Karen and Schooner, Steven L. and Speidel, Markus, Graduate Level Distance Learning: Enhanced Student Experience, Significant Scalability Challenges: A Multiyear Case Study. Journal of Legal Education (2020 Forthcoming); GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-34; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-34. Available at SSRN:

Zoom to the Next Level: Active Learning in the Virtual Classroom Digital Education Programs and Initiatives – Indiana University. CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Available at

LibGuides and Collections that Focus on Online Teaching Resources for Law Faculty

Brooklyn Law School

Cornell Law School

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Emory Law School

Harvard Law School

Susan Landrum: Guide to Resources for Teaching Online

Stanford Law School

The One-Page Guide to Writing Multiple-Choice Questions Susan M. Case, Ph.D., Beth Donahue – This is a real gem of an article and it’s only one page of reading.

University of Georgia School of Law

University of Minnesota Law School

University of Washington School of Law


First-person accounts about online law school teaching

Jeannie Suk Gersen, Finding Real Life in Teaching Law Online, New Yorker (April 23, 2020) Available from

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