Center for Excellence in Law Teaching (CELT)

CELT's mission is to provide legal educators with the resources to provide a pedagogically sound and innovative program of instruction to meet the changing needs of law students and legal educators, as well as the clients lawyers ultimately serve.

The Center serves as a web-based clearinghouse for material on teaching and curriculum development, legal education reform and the ABA accreditation revisions based on the "Student Learning Outcomes" movement; CELT also hosts the Best Practices for Legal Education blog.

Internally for Albany Law School, the Center hosts faculty teaching exchanges; creates community-wide dialogue on legal education reform; and facilitates the exchange of syllabi, teaching methodology and curriculum development literature, as well asassessment material.

Albany Law School has long had a reputation for its practical approach to preparing students for careers in law. CELT will continue this work by inspiring law faculties to enhance methods of delivering legal education, and promote the evolution of legal pedagogy through thoughtful dialogue.


 


 

​Faculty Workshops:

  • Sep
    Wed
    10
    2014

    What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action

    Presentation by Dean Penny Andrews

  • Sep
    Wed
    24
    2014

    School's Out for the Summer: But Should it Be?

    Presentation by Professor Rosemary Queenan, and Commentator Professor Nancy Maurer

  • Oct
    Wed
    08
    2014

    Focus on Writing: Helping Students Recognize (and Find) Their Voice

    Presentation by Professor Rob Heverly

  • Oct
    Wed
    15
    2014

    Scholarship Workshop

    Presentation by Professor Ray Brescia; Professor Stephen Clark to comment.

  • Oct
    Wed
    22
    2014

    The State of Drones: Space for State Regulatory Authority over Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Presentation by Professor Rob Heverly

  • Nov
    Wed
    12
    2014

    Report from Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Consortium and Conference: Assessment and New ABA Rules

    Presentation by Professor Rosemary Queenan and Professor Mary Lynch

  • Nov
    Wed
    19
    2014

    Scholarship Workshop

    Presentation by BJ Ard, Yale Information Society Project; commentary by Professor Robert Heverly

  • Feb
    Wed
    04
    2015

    How Social Security’s Marriage Duration Requirement Gambles with Women’s Lives

    ​A presentation by Professor Sarah Boonin, Suffolk University Law School

  • Feb
    Wed
    18
    2015

    The Making of a Multi-authored Coursebook in Jurisprudence

    ​A presentation by Professor Stephen Gottlieb.

  • Mar
    Wed
    04
    2015

    Identifying Learning Outcomes for All Students

    ​A presentation by Professors Nancy Maurer, Rosemary Queenan, Mary Lynch, Steve Gottlieb, and Peter Halewood

  • Mar
    Wed
    18
    2015

    Integrating Clinical Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: Making it Work

    A presentation by Sarah Rogerson, Connie Mayer, and Ray Brescia

  • Mar
    Wed
    25
    2015

    Getting Paid in the Naked Economy

    A presentation by Meredith R. Miller,
    Associate Professor of Law & Director of Solo & Small Practice Initiatives,
    Touro Law Center

  • Apr
    Wed
    01
    2015

    Topic: Labor Law

    A presentation by Harris Freeman,
    Professor of Legal Research and Writing,
    Western New England School of Law

  • Apr
    Wed
    08
    2015

    Integrating the Teaching of Doctrine and Skills

    A presentation by Evelyn Tenenbaum and
    Sarah Ricks,
    Clinical Professor- Rutgers Law

  • Apr
    Wed
    15
    2015

    Reforming the Record: Reconciling Government Records Destruction and Accountability

    A presentation by Douglas Cox,
    Associate Professor and the International Law Librarian,
    CUNY School of Law

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