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Archive for April 8th, 2019

Yoga in the Quiet Room 4/10 @ 5:15p

Join us for Yoga in the Quiet Room this Wednesday, April 10th at 5:15p. The Quiet Room is located in the Learning Commons of the library. This class is for all levels, beginners welcome! Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Gen Z Students in Law School

A forthcoming article from Laura P. Graham, legal writing director at Wake Forest School of Law, looks at our newest cohort of law school students. Generation Z Goes to Law School: Teaching and Reaching Law Students in the Post-Millennial Generation will appear in a 2019 issue of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review and is available to download through SSRN.

In the article, Graham considers these and other issues:

  • Salient traits of Generation Z students: their diversity, financial conservatism, insecurities and anxiety, and their likelihood of being “helicopter parented.”
  • Learning characteristics of Generation Z students: technology saturation, challenges with critical thinking, reading and writing.
  • Generation Z students’ desire for face-to-face communication generally, coupled with a preference for working alone in a classroom setting.
  • Suggestions for incorporating more critical reading opportunities in law school, and advocating for critical writing across the curriculum.
  • Collaborative work ideas and suggestions for promoting mindfulness and self-care for law students.