Law To Fact

A Holistic Understanding of Online Learning for Law School

March 06, 2020
Law To Fact
A Holistic Understanding of Online Learning for Law School
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Law To Fact
A Holistic Understanding of Online Learning for Law School
Mar 06, 2020

In this episode...
 I speak with Nina Kohn, the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law about developing on-line classes for legal education.   

Some key takeaways...

1. Online classes are asynchronous or synchronous.  Asynchronous classes are recorded and students can watch them on their own time.  Synchronous classes are live.  Students are all present at the same time and the professor is able to engage in dialog.2. Developing an online class is not as difficult as one might think (and Prof. Kohn explains how to make it happen)
3. The key to creating an online class is to first identify goals and principles.
4. Faculty can deliver the Socratic method through online learning.


About our guest... 
Nina A. Kohn is the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law, a faculty affiliate with the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute, and a member of the American Law Institute.  Professor Kohn is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Kohn led the development and launch of Syracuse University College of Law’s online JD program (“JDinteractive” or “JDi”).  The program is the nation’s first fully interactive online JD program. In addition to teaching Torts to JDi students, Kohn oversees the program’s continuing development and operations.

Professor Kohn’s scholarly research focuses on elder law and the civil rights of older adults and persons with diminished cognitive capacity.


Show Notes

In this episode...
 I speak with Nina Kohn, the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law about developing on-line classes for legal education.   

Some key takeaways...

1. Online classes are asynchronous or synchronous.  Asynchronous classes are recorded and students can watch them on their own time.  Synchronous classes are live.  Students are all present at the same time and the professor is able to engage in dialog.2. Developing an online class is not as difficult as one might think (and Prof. Kohn explains how to make it happen)
3. The key to creating an online class is to first identify goals and principles.
4. Faculty can deliver the Socratic method through online learning.


About our guest... 
Nina A. Kohn is the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law, a faculty affiliate with the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute, and a member of the American Law Institute.  Professor Kohn is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Kohn led the development and launch of Syracuse University College of Law’s online JD program (“JDinteractive” or “JDi”).  The program is the nation’s first fully interactive online JD program. In addition to teaching Torts to JDi students, Kohn oversees the program’s continuing development and operations.

Professor Kohn’s scholarly research focuses on elder law and the civil rights of older adults and persons with diminished cognitive capacity.