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The Rise, Fall, and Re-creation of the Counter-terrorism Simulation (Part 2)

By Aaron Dewald I posted part 2 of my blog today at the Law School Ed Tech Blog.  Here’s an excerpt: We needed to change the model. We equated high technology usage and realism with good learning outcomes. We never stopped to ask ourselves and assess ourselves if the technology facilitated a good learning environment to […]

The Rise, Fall, and Re-creation of the Counter-terrorism Simulation (Part 1)

By Aaron Dewald You’ve likely heard about the Counter-terrorism Simulation that we put on every Spring.  We’ve been going strong for around 6 years!  Today is the first post of two where I talk a little bit about the history and evolution of the Simulation.  If you’ve ever been interested in how it works, read […]

Dewald Guest Blogger for Law School Educational Technology Blog

For the month of Dec/Jan, Aaron Dewald will be the guest blogger for the Law School Educational Technology Blog hosted by the Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) organization.

College of Law Website Ranks 7th Nationally in New Georgetown Law Survey

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s homepage ranks seventh among all ABA-accredited law school websites, according to a new survey conducted by Georgetown Law.  Aaron Dewald, Director of the College’s Technology Initiative, explains that, “In this annual ranking,  Georgetown takes a handful of criteria and sees which schools are doing what.  The […]

Dewald Participates in Widener Law School Panel

On February 3, Aaron Dewald, Director of the Technology Initiative, participated in a panel at Widener Law School in Wilmington Delaware, centered around the use of technology in legal education. The presentation was designed to inform law faculty of technology integration into their curriculum, as well as offering law professors ways to incorporate active learning […]

Deseret News Interviews Dewald on Social Media

On July 11, Aaron Dewald, director of the Technology Initiative at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by the Deseret News on the College’s use of social media and technology in education.  “The College of Law was one of the first schools on campus to embrace the power of social […]

Indian Mediators Visit College of Law for a 'Train the Trainer' Program

The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, collaboration with the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre and the Association of Indian Mediators, is hosting a week-long train-the-trainer program for lawyer-mediators from New Delhi and Ahmedabad, India. The training will be led by Hiram Chodosh, Dean of the College of Law, who has […]

Holbrook, Dewald in Delhi to Work with Indian Mediators

On December 1, Jim Holbrook, a clinical professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Aaron Dewald, director of the Technology Initiative at the College, traveled to Delhi, India, for two weeks to teach two three-day-long advanced mediation skills workshops and videotape mediators at the Delhi High Court doing three Indian-themed mediation simulations.

Guiora and Dewald Quoted in Daily Utah Chronicle

Amos Guiora, a professor of law at S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an article titled “Colleges tap into social networking” that appeared in the U of U Daily Utah Chronicle on February 4.  As someone who actively uses Twitter to generate online readership of news on the Middle East conflict, Guiora says, […]

IT Team Advances Classroom Technology at S.J. Quinney College

by Angela Turnbow “It is not just your computer and keyboard,” explains Mark Beekhuizen, director of Information Technology at S.J. Quinney College of Law,when asked to define what information technology encompasses.  “It’s finding unique ways to streamline processes such as communications or education, and sharing that information to make it available to students, faculty and […]