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Imagining Law: Visual Thinking Across the Law School Curriculum


legal education, visual analysis

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This essay suggests change through evolution, not revolution. It argues that it is possible—and worthwhile—to integrate visual learning and visual analysis into doctrinal, clinical, and writing courses without tossing your textbooks or reconceptualizing your pedagogical methods. And you don’t need to kill yourself, or even expose yourself to ennui, doing it. In that vein, this essay offers three low-friction, hands-on ways to incorporate a visual element into whichever courses you teach. Use these visually inspired ideas for topics that interest you, or when you see a video or photo in a case or in the news that captures your imagination.