At the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools in Boca Raton, Florida, in July, Professor Rick Peltz-Steele joined a panel of law professors discussing the use of popular culture in legal education.
Peltz-Steele talked in particular about the application of audiovisual content in the law school classroom to reinforce learning, practice problem-solving, and review legal doctrine.
Other presenters brought a range of experiences to bear, from creative audiovisual student projects to the development of comic books to teach social justice. Panelists and audience participants included law teachers working in the United States, the Caribbean, and Britain.
The presenting professors, including Peltz-Steele, are collaborating on a book. The forthcoming Media Method, edited by Professor Christine A. Corcos at Louisiana State University, is expected to issue from Carolina Academic Press in the coming academic year.
A co-contributor to the book and presenter at SEALS is Professor DeLeith Duke Gossett of Texas Tech School of Law. Professor Gossett is a former law student of Professor Peltz-Steele’s, so they were eager to reunite for the project. Also joining the audience was another of Professor Gossett’s law school faculty and colleague of Peltz-Steele’s, Felecia Epps, now dean of the College of Law at the University of North Texas at Dallas.