Dr. Egle Dagilyte

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Dr Egle Dagilyte is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Anglia Ruskin University and a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King's College London.

Dr Dagilyte’s academic research interests lie in the area of European Union constitutional and human rights law, as well as legal education. She often gives talks in the areas of her expertise, both in the UK and abroad, including at annual conferences of the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) and the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). Dr Dagilyte’s co-authored article on professionalism and legal training in The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education was among most downloaded articles in Routledge’s Social Sciences journals in 2014.

Dr Dagilyte sits on the ALT Committee and is the co-leader of the Academics Engage project. You can follow her on Twitter: @EgleDagilyte

Abstract

Today legal blogging is no longer news: many law firms and businesses use blogging as a marketing tool, and some even ask students applying for employment to write a blog post, in order to assess their writing skills and communication abilities with non-specialist audiences.

In her contribution, Egle Dagilyte will share her experience on peer-assessed blog writing via Blackboard Wikis tool as an innovative teaching and assessment method in law, introduced by an academic teaching project with LL.B.-students at Buckinghamshire New University (UK). Both from student perspective as well as from teaching perspective, the lecturer will focus on the question whether module leaders and law tutors should employ more blog writing exercises that are assessed either formatively or summatively, because law blogging engages students with the subject and helps develop multiple skills that graduate employers seek (e.g. student confidence in writing and in tackling unfamiliar tasks in the future; enhancement of students’ literateness and IT literacy).

 

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