Category: 2015 Conference Coverage

Dopamine Lollipops: Dr. John Medina’s Brain Rules!

DR. JOHN J. MEDINA

In his high-energy closing plenary session at NASJE’s 2015 annual conference, Dr. John Medina did a terrific job of informing and involving attendees. He vividly demonstrated how to apply research on learning and memory to judicial branch education. The “brain rules” he shared are worth revisiting, so this article will touch back on them and direct you where to go for more.

A Summary Report of the Faculty Development Program

By Philip J. Schopick, CCM | Program Manager, Judicial College | Supreme Court of Ohio Fewer things are more satisfying than seeing teaching done right. The faculty development program taught at NASJE’s 39th annual conference in Seattle truly fit the…

The New Jim Crow: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Courts

With just 5% of the world’s population, the United States has 25% of the world’s prisoners. Incarceration rates have risen 500% in the last 40 years. The United States currently incarcerates 2.3 million people, 40% of whom are African-American males. African-Americans make up just 13.2% of the U.S. population.