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Envisioning Law School Post-Pandemic

November 19, 2020 Maybell Romero
Law to Fact
Envisioning Law School Post-Pandemic
Show Notes

In this episode, we speak with Professor Maybell Romero, Associate Professor of Law at Nothern Illinois University College of Law about law school post-pandemic.

Some key takeaways

  1. Zoom classes have given professors time and space to offer more in-class assessments, a practice that is likely to migrate into in-person classroom learning.
  2. Initial hiring practices via video are likely to stay, offering more access to applicants who can't necessarily afford to travel for that first interview. 
  3. We do miss seeing our students in person and can't wait to get back into the classroom!

About our Guest...
Maybell Romero joined the NIU Law faculty in 2017. She has varied research interests in criminal law, criminal legal system ethics, constitutional law, and juvenile justice; a major focus of her research centers on rural criminal legal systems. At NIU College of Law she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Constitutional Law, Children & The Law, and a seminar on Criminal Justice System Ethics. From 2015 to 2017, Professor Romero was a visiting professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. She has served as both a state’s attorney and defense attorney during her decade of practice in Utah, where she also handled child welfare and civil litigation matters. Professor Romero is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

You can find Professor Romero's interesting scholarship here.
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