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Free Online Law School Course on the Health Care Reform Act

A recent article at reported that the University of Iowa College of Law is offering a course on health care reform law online and free to the public.  Participants have the option of viewing the sessions live or the videos and PowerPoint presentations later.

The weekly classes of the Innovation, Business & Law Colloquium: Health Care Reform Act began on August 26, 2010 and will continue through December 2.

The text for the course is CCH’s Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010).  Supplementary readings will be available online.  A link to the act is also provided at the course website.


Social Media Best Practices for Courts to be Developed in Massachusetts

A recent article in the ABA Journal online reported that the Knight Foundation awarded a grant to John Davidow of WUBR in Boston for his project to create best practices for the use of new technologies and digital reporting in the courts.  A Boston courtroom will act as a laboratory with Wi-Fi to allow for live blogging and use of live streaming of court proceedings.

Other goals are to publish the daily docket on the web (the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court already publishes the Daily Docket on its webpage) and to create a wiki of legal terms for the public (the Peoples Law Library of Maryland includes a Dictionary of Legal Terms than might act as a good model).