Distance Learning Resources

Compiling a list below of resources for online teaching and learning, from messages exchanged by faculty as the nation’s law schools have gone online, overnight.

Berman is a pioneer in distance education in law schools, having served on the faculty and in the senior administration of the nation’s first fully online law school, and teaching bar review on line, for decades –and now serving as an ABA Fact Finder on distance learning in law schools.  Berman, as quoted in the California Bar Journal, December 2008: “The curriculum includes live classes, assigned reading, video lectures, essays and tests in 11-day modules. “Other than eye contact and body language, the discussion is, in many ways, quite similar to that of a traditional law school classroom,” said Concord professor Sara Berman. And Berman, a UCLA School of Law graduate herself, sees advantages to a virtual classroom: The interaction is based solely on the discussion’s content, not on the student’s gender, race or looks, for example. Students don’t have to commute. They can review archived classes. And they gain extra experience in written communication.”  


Miscellaneous Resources on Online Teaching and Learning

https://www.cali.org/books/distance-learning-legal-education-design-delivery-and-recommended-practices (published guide.)

https://www.law.du.edu/online-learning-conference/conference-schedule  (Videos embedded in conference schedule)



Thoughts for Law Professors Contemplating Moving to Virtual Classes, By Allie Robbins, March 10, 2020, https://passingthebar.blog/author/smashthebar/






2 thoughts on “Distance Learning Resources

  1. Ann Vu

    Thank you for the thoughts, Professor Berman! You not only taught us well, but led us well during our time at Concord. Always relevant, focused and practical, you helped us engage in our own experience. Wishing much success in all you endeavor, We will miss your insights and perspective!


    1. sarajberman Post author

      Thank you! We will continue to learn together via blogging, tweeting, and book! Best of luck in your own legal journey. May it bring you all the success you have earned.



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