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Learning law in the 21st century BY IAN COUTTS ILLUSTRATIONS BY CARL WIENS, I2IART.COM

aw is changing,” says Bill Flanagan. The Dean of Queen’s Law is speaking from experience. After more than a decade as Dean and a quarter-century teaching at the school, he’s witnessed a number of changes to the profession and instruction of law. And the pace of change, it seems, is accelerating. “Let’s look at how I work with my students, and how that’s evolved, particularly in the last few years,” he says, opening a laptop in his fifth-floor office in Macdonald Hall. A web page shows a list of people in his classes. “This is a platform that shows me which students are strongly engaged and which students might be struggling,” he says. “They raise questions online. I can use polling in the classroom – I have a number of tools at my disposal to ensure they are making the most of their time in my classes, tools I’ve never had access to before.”

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Queen's Law Reports 2017  

The 2017 edition of our print magazine, Queen's Law Reports. If you'd like a print copy and haven't received one (and are a Queen's Law alum...

Queen's Law Reports 2017  

The 2017 edition of our print magazine, Queen's Law Reports. If you'd like a print copy and haven't received one (and are a Queen's Law alum...