In the recent edition of the Albany Law Magazine, Professor Nancy Ota shared her thoughts on the use of laptops in the classroom.
Last semester, she experimented with banning laptops in her 1L Contracts class.
From my perspective, the laptop ban improved attentiveness and class participation was better than in the second semester. Since I cannot attribute these benefits solely to the ban, after the one semester experiment, I am working toward a compromise for the upcoming school year that will begin to integrate laptops into the classroom experience.
Click here to read her article.