Law School Deans, Law Schools, Technology

Hey Teacher, Leave Those Kids (and Their Internet) Alone!

comp image.jpgA tipster sends us troubling news from the University of Chicago Law School:

University of Chicago Students got an e-mail from Dean Levmore today announcing that the Law School will be turning off internet access in classrooms beginning next quarter.

We express our deepest sympathies for Chicago students who will have to check ATL for updates between classes. Perhaps we can arrange for some kind of carrier pigeon system for urgent news.
We’re wondering how many of you currently have internet access in the classroom. Is cutting off access to the web a trend at law schools? A number of law professors have complained about laptops undermining learning.
We’re obviously biased in favor of maximum internet access for all; perhaps you feel differently. So let us know your views via commentary, and take our poll on whether internet should be allowed:

Earlier: Laptops vs. Learning — Once More, With Feeling

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