NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2021, Book 2

Law

DISTANCE TEACHING OF LEGAL DISCIPLINES AT NON-LEGAL UNIVERSITIES. PANDEMIC COVID-19 ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR ACADEMICIANS

Assoc. Prof. Dr IUR. Olga Sovova, Ph. D.

ABSTRACT

The paper examines the specifics of teaching legal disciplines at public universities, emphasizing law education. The universities are not specialized in law education. Nevertheless, legal studies, especially public law, form a substantial part of their curricula. The pandemic brought a fundamental change of approach to university education of both parts students and academicians. The author presents the experience of two semesters of online legal teaching. The paper highlights the positives, including the possibility of interuniversity and cross-border education. The author points out the negatives of teaching in big groups, which disables the personal interaction and immediate modification of the subject matter according to the demands and needs of students. The author conducted a short survey about issues and challenges of online teaching among academicians. The author was interested in which methods they used online they would keep in the future contact teaching. The survey also examines how online teaching influenced academicians' private life. Based on its results and lessons from the pandemic university teaching, the paper concludes with practical proposals for online education of legal disciplines for non-lawyers.

KEYWORDS

online legal Teaching, cross-border Teaching, survey, influence on private life

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2021, Book 2, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4109, ISBN 978-619-7495-14-2, DISTANCE TEACHING OF LEGAL DISCIPLINES AT NON-LEGAL UNIVERSITIES. PANDEMIC COVID-19 ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR ACADEMICIANS, 255-263 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2021/B2/V4/22