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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."―William Butler Yeats

Welcome to The Abstract, Scholastica's overview of newsworthy shares from our site and the greater academic community!
 

Scholar Spotlight

In the wake of new ABA standards calling for more experiential learning in law school, Michele Pistone is helping fellow law professors free up class time for practice-based learning by turning lectures into homework assignments. In 2013 Pistone founded LegalED, a growing collection of online video lectures from expert professors around the world. LegalED is making it possible for professors to assign lectures to students outside of class, to free up time for hands-on learning. Check out our interview with Pistone to learn more!

Calling All Scholars: we want to hear from you! If you have helpful tips, a new project or publication to share please contact us to be featured as the next Scholar Spotlight.

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Apps to Make Your Life Easier in and Outside of Law School

To help you in the never-ending quest to find the perfect apps, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that you can use for your life in and outside of law school!
Inside the Editors’ Office: Launching a Sustainable OA Journal

As part of Open Access Week 2014, the Scholastica team hosted a webinar with tips on starting an OA journal. We were lucky to have Olav Sorenson, editor of Sociological Science, and Amy Vilz and Molly Poremski, editors of The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections join the discussion!
20 Faces of Pro Bono

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the University of Tennessee Knoxville UT Pro Bono organization, the law school featured “20 Faces of Pro Bono” on its website throughout October. "20 Faces of Pro Bono" highlighted individuals who've made an impact in the pro bono program since its inception.
USF Launches Program to Assist Unaccompanied Minors

This month, University of San Francisco Law School launched Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Assistance Project, a new initiative in which law students are providing legal assistance to unaccompanied minors navigating the U.S. immigration system.
Seven Questions to Ask Yourself When Redesigning Your Journal's Website

If you’re planning on revamping your journal website, here are seven questions your journal’s board should ask yourselves to make the end product as easy to manage and user-friendly as possible.

Kickoff Highlights: Open Access Week 2014

The 8th annual Open Access Week Kickoff event panel was hosted on October 20, 2014. Panelists fielded questions pertaining to this year’s Open Access Week theme, “Generation Open,” concerning how the OA movement is shaping and being shaped by early-career researchers. Here's an overview of the kickoff.
Here’s the news we’ve been talking about! Do you have a scholarly project, resource, or event that you’d like to share in the next issue of The AbstractLet us know so we can include it here and on social media!

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