“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences—be they positive or negative—make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”
As law schools around the country quickly transitioned to remote teaching in March 2020 due to COVID-19, law professors were suddenly faced with an unprecedented challenge: teaching law classes remotely in the middle of a global pandemic. While the virus spread, devastating communities around the world, professors sought to strike a delicate balance between providing students with a sense of normalcy and equipping them with the tools necessary for them to be successful lawyers. The experience had a profound impact and afforded me the opportunity to grow in ways I never imagined. Although I was the teacher, I also became a student, gaining valuable insight and learning lessons that transcended the virtual classroom. It is because of this experience that I became a better teacher and person.
Kia H. Vernon,
Zooming Through Law School: Lessons Learned from Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic,
St. Louis U. L.J.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.slu.edu/lj/vol65/iss3/16