New Book “Flipped Classrooms for Legal Education” by Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff & Jenny Chan Has Been Released

Posted on 7 March, 2016

Technology has accelerated the speed and innovated the modes of information dissemination. It has also varied the delivery modes of education by means of different online tools.

Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff, being supported by the CUHK Teaching Development Grant, conducted a year-long project to study the viability of the Flipped Classroom concept in legal education.  The findings are published in his new book (co-authored with Jenny Chan) “Flipped Classrooms for Legal Education”.

The Flipped Classroom model has become increasingly popular across various disciplines, but only to a lesser extent in legal education.  A flipped classroom generally provides pre-recorded lectures (video or audio) followed by in-class activities.  Students view the videos before coming to class, where the freed time can be devoted to interactive modules such as Q&A sessions, discussions, case simulation, role-play or other learning activities.

The book discusses comprehensively the use of Flipped Classrooms in the context of legal education. It analyses the pedagogical viability, costs and other resource-related implications, technical aspects as well as the production and online distribution of Flipped Classrooms.  It also compares the advantages and disadvantages of the Flipped Classroom concept with traditional legal teaching methods. The findings are tested by a case study which serves as the basis for the development of comprehensive guidelines for the concept’s practical implementation.

Details of the book can be found at here.