2011 Predictions by Osgoode Hall Law School Dean
Sossin sees the coming year as a "tipping point" in a number of areas:
- 2011 may be the year of the electronic casebook in law schools
- the trend towards alternatives to the traditional justice system, such as alternative dispute resolution, will accelerate "through diversion programs to mediation and arbitration, collaborative law approaches, on-line public legal education and advice clinics, administrative adjudication and greater prevention and avoidance through quasi-independent agencies in fields such as consumer protection"
- law schools such as his will move more forcefully into what he calls the "pedagogy of experiential learning", increasingly joining theory and practice