June 25, 2007
Gene Koo, Appointed First CALI-Berkman Research Fellow
Gene Koo has been appointed the first CALI-Berkman Research Fellow effective July 1st. In this position, he will be managing a number of initiatives being developed by the Harvard Law's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). The appointment was announced at the 17th annual CALI Conference on Law School Computing last week in the context of an announcement about an exciting new partnership between these two very influential organizations.
From the press release:
[A]t the 17th annual CALI Conference on Law School Computing, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) proudly announced a new partnership to stimulate innovation in American law schools through a new educational resource sharing platform. This work will be perpetuated by the establishment of the CALI-Berkman Research Fellowship.
The partnership will establish the Legal Education Commons – known as eLangdell for Harvard Law School’s first Dean and the Law Library’s namesake, Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell – where law faculty can share and use openly-licensed course materials to offer students free or low-cost course packs, casebooks, podcasts, and video. Berkman and CALI will also research and develop innovative teaching tools to advance practice skills like client interaction, negotiations, and trial advocacy.
Gene is a 2002 graduate of Harvard Law School and a Berkman Fellow. He also helped found Legal Aid University, which provides training and development to poverty lawyers. Gene's research on the use of technology in legal instruction makes him an excellent choice to lead this new endeavor and being an editor of this blog, I'm sure we will be hearing more about the work of the Berkman-CALI partnership.
Congratulations Gene! -- Joe Hodnicki
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