Legal Research and Writing for the "Net Generation": Developing an Interactive Online Course

Title Legal Research and Writing for the "Net Generation": Developing an Interactive Online Course
Faculty/College/Unit Allard School of Law
Status Completed
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2014
Completion 03/31/2016
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Sandra Wilkins
Year 1: Funded Amount 39,548
Year 1: Team Members

Mary Mitchell, Associate Law Librarian / Adjunct Faculty Member
George Tsiakos, Law Instruction Librarian / Adjunct Faculty Member

Year 1: Summary

The goal of this project is to work with CTLT to transform an existing face-to-face course – currently delivered in eight sections to approx. 185 students – into an online environment. During 2013, elements of a ‘flipped classroom’ approach were added. This project will extend the work undertaken to date, with a view of moving fully online within two years. The course will be beneficial to other members of UBC and the wider community, and there is a possibility that the course may be adopted by other Canadian law schools and institutions that offer law-related programs.

Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 2: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Sandra Wilkins
Year 2: Funded Amount 13,939
Year 2: Team Members

Mary Mitchell, Associate Law Librarian
George Tsiakos, Law Instruction Librarian / Adjunct Faculty Member

Year 2: Summary

Legal Research and Writing is a mandatory 2-credit first year course. The goal is to work with CTLT to transform an existing face to face course – currently delivered in eight sections to approximately 185 students – into an online environment.

This course was first offered in 2012 in response to curriculum requirements set by the Federation of Law Societies. During 2013, elements of a ‘flipped classroom’ approach were added. The goal will be to extend the work undertaken to date, with a view to moving fully online within two years.

The course would be beneficial to other members of UBC and the wider community, who are interested in developing these skills, and there is a possibility that the course may be adopted by other Canadian law schools and institutions that offer law-related programs.

Project Report TLEF-Final-RPT-Wilkins-WEB.pdf