Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

True, this is a story about the structural bias in favour of wealth in the legal system ("Divorce is not for the poor or even for the middle class") but it is also a story about education. Specifically: " In order to represent herself, Jinha ended up missing work in order to prepare chamber applications and evidence, and taught herself about the legal process by studying public legal education blogs and begging for help from experts like family law arbitrator and blogger John-Paul Boyd. After the trial, she even considered going to law school, and still may pursue paralegal training." What are we as educators doing to make it easier for average people to learn and master difficult things like law?

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Last Updated: Sept 30, 2023 08:30 a.m.

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