Session 6 – Different Mix of Techniques for Skills-based, Seminars or Large Classes

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Get your own “I am not a robot” t-shirt

How to use Memoji on your iPhone or iPad Pro

Bitmoji for Samsung Keyboard

Prezi presentation software (Powerpoint alternative)

Getting an overview of Prezi Analytics

Prezi educational pricing

Prezi Video

Rachel Gurvich Twitter thread on Liquid Syllabus

Tapping the Potential of Pre-Course Contact

Professor Fabiola Torres’s Liquid Syllabus at Glendale Community College

BOOK: Small Teaching Online

James Lang’s Books

Record a [PowerPoint] slide show with narration and slide timings

CALI Intellectual Property Lessons

Logitech C930E BUSINESS WEBCAM (Mary LaFrance’s Webcam)


4’x 8′ White Board Panel from Lowes

Managing Raised Hands as a Host or Panelist

Zoom Polling for Meetings

Zoom Waiting Room

Insta Toon: Cartoon & Art Cam

Bridge LMS


In this session, three law professors will share their experiences in moving their traditional face to face classes to remote instruction in March 2020. Today’s speakers will also share their plans to change their teaching and course in anticipation of online or partially online instruction in Fall 2020.

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Renee Nicole Allen currently teaches legal writing. at St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to teaching legal writing, she held law school faculty and administrator positions in academic support and bar preparation. Her published scholarship concerns the status of women in legal education, implicit bias, and educational psychology. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her B.A. in English literature from Mercer University. She recently earned a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Mary LaFrance is the IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she has taught since 1999, and also served as Academic Dean from 2001-2004. She previously taught at Florida State University, in both the College of Law and the School of Motion Pictures, Television, and Recording Arts.

Professor LaFrance received her J.D. with High Honors from the Duke University School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and simultaneously earned her M.A. in Philosophy from the Duke University School of Graduate Studies. She clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Professor LaFrance has authored or co-authored six books on intellectual property law. Her articles have been published in numerous law reviews, including the Southern California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Emory Law Journal.

Brittany L. Raposa is the Associate Director and Professor of Bar Support at Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. In her capacity as a professor, she teaches the mandatory in-house bar preparation course that students take in their third year, as well as a second-year skills course. In her capacity as director of the bar support program, she teaches supplemental classes and holds workshops to assist students before and while they study for the exam. She was voted Professor of the Year by the 2018 and 2019 class and is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of the 2019-2020 academic year. Prior to Roger Williams, Brittany was a private bar exam and law school tutor and practiced family law and probate litigation. She graduated summa cum laude from UMass Law and pursued her LL.M from Northeastern University in Health Policy and Law, and focuses her academic research on reproductive justice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List two techniques to use to teach your course online.
  2. Compare online teaching techniques used in different sizes of classes.
  3. Describe the problems you anticipate in teaching your course online. 


Bridget Crawford, (March 07, 2020) Tips for Teaching Law Classes Online in the Event of a COVID-19 Shut Down of Law Schools (article only – link to video seems broken) – 

Direct Link to Video (35 minutes)

William Fisher, (March 14, 2020) Emergency Online Pedagogy, (15 minutes with more time well spent following links).

Assessment – no assessment this session.

Discussion Forum Questions

1. Not all platforms allow for virtual backgrounds. This question will consider platforms that do allow them. While virtual backgrounds help students maintain some privacy about their living space and family members, they are also seen as “distancing.” If you are teaching remotely in Fall, do you plan to use virtual backgrounds? In responding, consider the benefits and detriments of virtual backgrounds. Respond here.

2. Describe a technique from one of this session’s readings and how you plan to incorporate it into your teaching. Respond here.