VIRTUAL LAW CASES
Pedagogical Ambassador 2021
Create virtual law cases
Virtual Law Cases is a pedagogical research project together with Cormac McGrath, Annelie Gunnerstad, and Åsa Örnberg where we explore ways to use digital tools in legal education and train students in legal method and legal decision making.
pedagogical advantages of virtual law cases
Concerns have been raised about whether law education prepares law students for the reality of their future work life: some research suggests that law students find it difficult to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge to decision-making in real-life contexts. The project tried a novel way, Virtual Law Cases (VLC), to teach and learn legal knowledge, analytical reasoning and decision-making skills in a safe environment without real-life repercussions.
Part of the project involved testing the necessary steps when developing a virtual law case and identifying the different elements that are included. It also encompassed a pilot testing with other colleagues, legal experts, as well as with law students. Early evidence suggests that colleagues and legal experts are confident that VLC is a valuable way to teach legal reasoning and decision-making, and that VLC offers students a tool that allows them to see how legal fields are interconnected.
Conferences, seminars and workshops where one or more of the team members presented virtual law cases.