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Sturm College of Law


Legal education, Administrative law, Collaborative learning, Educational technology


Administrative law is one of the courses students love to hate. This is particularly true in schools where Admin is a required course, since many students in the class would not take it otherwise, and gripe about being forced to. The problem with Admin law – for both the teacher and the student – is that it is such a vast topic that teaching it in a manner students can comprehend is diffi cult. When I was asked to teach Admin law last year, I looked at this as a challenge, rather than a burden. Because I am fairly comfortable using technology in my teaching, I decided to use a Wiki to involve the students in the course more than they would be if I spent all our class time lecturing.

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Originally published as David I. C. Thomson, Using a Wiki to Increase Student Engagement in Administrative Law, 15 L. TCHR. 5 (2008). Reprinted in: 35 Administrative & Regulatory Law News 18 (Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, ABA, Spring 2010). Reprinted in: Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (Carolina Academic Press, 2011). Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.