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TJSL Professors Represent at Prestigious Conference

June 11, 2013

TJSL Professors Represent at Prestigious Association of Academic SuppoConference

The ASP faculty at TJSL rocked at the Annual AASE (Association of Academic Support Educators) Conference on May 29 and 30, at UNLV, Boyd Law School,in Las Vegas, Nevada. Professor Leah Christensen presented to a packed room of legal educators on “Teaching Law Students Who Learn Differently.” Christensen also gave out copies of her book titled, Learning Outside the Box,” published by Carolina Academic Press (2011). Professor Karen Harkins and Professor Jennifer Cooper presented on an innovative new teaching idea–how to teach legal analysis using mini-oral arguments. Professors Harkin and Cooper had an interactive presentation where law professors actually had to “attend” their class and make oral arguments. “We were well-represented at this AASE conference,” said Professor Christensen. “The fact that our school had two presentations selected for this conference shows that legal education is appreciating the new and innovative ASP programming at our school. Other schools want to know what we’re doing.” The ASP faculty have had a good year at TJSL. Professors Christensen, Harkins and Cooper all received teaching awards at the 2013 Barrister’s ball. Professors Christensen says they are eager to build upon their success in the past year and to continue to add innovative academic success programming for all TJSL students.