‘Best Practices for Legal Education’ Named to ABA Journal’s Blog Hall of Fame

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Best Practices for Legal Education, the go-to blog for current reforms and trends in legal education edited by Albany Law School Professor Mary A. Lynch, has been named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.

The ABA Journal created the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame in 2012 to recognize consistently outstanding law blogs and multi-time honorees to the Blawg/Web 100, an annual roundup of the top blogs, podcasts, social media influencers, and web tools for a legal audience.

The ABA Journal wrote of Best Practices, "At this blog, law professors discuss what skills and qualities—beyond knowing the law—the future lawyers in their classrooms really need and the nitty-gritty of how to teach them. Recent posts discuss suggestions for bar exam reform, approaches to take with Generation Z law students who were raised on the internet, and what law students remember about professors decades later."

In addition to making the 2018 Web 100 list, Best Practices was named one of the ABA Journal's top law blogs for three straight years from 2014 to 2016.

The Best Practices for Legal Education blog launched in 2008 as an online companion—a place to evolve the conversation—to Roy Stuckey's Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map. It is managed by Professor Lynch, assistant editor Elizabeth Murad '19, and administrative assistant Eileen Roepe. Contributors include professors from law schools across the country, including Albany Law School.

"Thank you to our readers, writers, Albany Law School and all who have helped to make Best Practices a vibrant space for discussing legal education during this past decade," Professor Lynch said. "I am especially grateful to the Best Practices for Legal Pedagogy Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) for their continued support of this important and productive dialogue."

About the ABA Journal:

The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, and it is read by half of the nation's 1.1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. ABAJournal.com features breaking legal news updated as it happens by staff reporters throughout every business day, a directory of more than 4,000 lawyer blogs, and the full contents of the magazine.

About the ABA:

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.