, Director of Harrisburg’s Legal Methods Program, and Mary Ann Robinson
, who teaches Legal Methods on the Delaware campus, were among the presenters at the 2011 ALWD Conference held at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in June 2011.
Professor Hemingway was a member of a moderated panel discussion entitled “Constructing a Scholarly Persona.” She also presented individually on The Work of Leading a Law School Class Successfully: Re-Visioning Classroom Dynamics under Leadership Principles. In this presentation, Professor Hemingway described how the application of leadership principles to law school teaching can help professors enhance the effectiveness of their teaching and help their students become more fully engaged followers and better learners.
Professor Robinson’s topic was Professionalism Illustrated on Film: A Platform for Discussion by Law Students & Lawyers. The presentation featured a collection of filmed vignettes and related written teaching materials addressing some core professionalism concepts. The vignettes were created by Professor Robinson and Professor Alison Kehner
and are available on the Legal Methods page on Widener’s website. The presentation demonstrated an effective way to foster a dynamic classroom discussion of professionalism issues. Production of these vignettes was made possible by a 2009 ALWD Teaching Grant and an additional grant from Widener University School of Law.
There were over 120 participants at the conference from law schools all over the country.