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Law lecturer redesigns reading list as clickbait headlines

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King’s College legal academic attempts teaching innovation

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A law lecturer has restyled an academic reading list into a series of clickbait-style headlines in homage to the internet-based era of journalism.

The teaching innovation — produced by senior law lecturer at King’s College London James Lee — adopts several journalistic styles in an attempt to make reading about tort law more interesting.

From the BuzzFeed and Legal Cheek-style ‘listicle’ articles, to the Mail Online’s use of capital letters, Lee tweeted eight examples of his revolutionary new idea yesterday.

It would appear that Lee, who specialises in tort law at King’s College’s Dickson Poon School of Law, may be onto something judging my the level of support his post has received so far.

Now if the top academic could explain equity and trusts through a series of funny cat videos, that would be great.


36 Comments

Anonymous

No.

Just, no.

(16)(13)

Tordenskjold

On the GDL our lecturer used cat gifs and videos for Equity & Trusts. Good times.

He refused to use the song “equity’s darling” sadly.

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Anonymous

Any student who will only read books when placed in ‘click-bait style’ is officially too dumb for university.

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Lord Harley of Bollocks

My, aren’t you a fun little man or woman?

I bet you’re the life and soul of every party you attend.

(27)(11)

MalcolmX'sMum

“Too dumb for university”???

Bahahahahahaha!

(13)(5)

tds

perhaps you have never read how dull law actually can be

(5)(0)

Really?

Something’s are just best left well alone: this is one if them.

Why doesn’t Mr. Lee spend his clear abundance of time tweaking his lectures, or something else worthy.

This really sets the scene for new students wishing to embark upon a career in the law doesn’t it: not.

What next, publications such as: Lore for Idiots?

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EnglishFolklore

You misspelled law.

(11)(4)

Imaloorya.

yer, its spelt Loore. Two ‘o’s dumbo. Geez, Were di yo git yoor loore dagrea froome?

(5)(0)

Anonymous

I read that in a Geordie accent…. not sure if I was supposed to

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Anonymous

You miserable bastards. It’s a good idea. At least he’s trying to engage instead of the traditional legal academic technique of trying not to fall asleep whilst talking at the wall.

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Mr Justice Tubson

The DICKson POON School of Law?

Seriously???

(21)(10)

Boh Dear

Glad it’s not just me.

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Anonymous

So racist.

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Sir Ponsonby Smythe-Smallpiece

How so?

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Homoerotica Inc.

DicksOn Poon School of Law.

Must be a great institution.

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Anonymous

It is. Top in the Research Excellence Framework (2014).

(3)(0)

Nobody

unfortunately yes. That’s what happens when KCL take £20m-odd from an invested that demands the law school is named after itself. Thank god I graduated in 2010

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Nobody

Investor *

Himself **

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Anonymous

It’s clearly a joke, just read his own responses to his tweet.

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KCL Law student

No unfortunately, it’s definitely not a joke.

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Zander

I really wish the “9 signs Lord Kerr is dissenting” was a real article

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Anonymous

Our tutor on the GDL used the teletubbies to explain parts of competition law. No, I can’t remember the point he was trying to teach but it still makes me smile today.

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Anonymous

As long as the content doesn’t suffer, why not try to lighten the mood of legal study?

(11)(0)

Charlotte Proudman

What a man cunt.

(6)(10)

Ice Cream Man

I appreciate that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect by that is a stunning ice cream picture!!!

It definitely wins the price for the best tort law book cover I have ever seen.

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Anonymous

zzzzzzzz

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

One of the most organized, intelligent, and helpful lecturers I’ve ever had. Didn’t know he had a fun side too!

FSince when was monotony a requirement

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Anonymous

One of the most organized, intelligent, and helpful lecturers I’ve ever had. Didn’t know he had a fun side too!

For those who with a problem with this style, since when was monotony in law school an SRA requirement?

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A KCL student

He is just a posh Oxonion obsessed with manners. Shame because he’s not even that bad as a lecturer.

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Anonymous

Dickson Poon School of Law

Yep, still funny reading it further down the comments.

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Anonymous

Racist.

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Anonymous

Rapist

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mdg

Whatever. If it makes what I’m guessing is a first lecture in Tort a bit different and interesting- go for it. Not like this is the reading list for a fucking LLM, it’s based at first years who are probably sat there with a savage hangover.

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KCL alumni

This is just so lame.

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