The New York Law School Law Review’s Visual Scholarship Project explores new ways to use technology and new media to produce legal scholarship. To accomplish this goal, 3L editors capture video footage related to the Law Review’s annual symposia and other events and conceptualize and execute a work of “visual scholarship” that examines the key legal issues discussed.
After interviewing legal scholars and other experts, the students edit this footage and add other visual and audio elements to produce a video that quite literally breaks the mold of scholarship published by the typical law review journal.
The Visual Scholarship team also enrolls in Professor Richard Sherwin’s groundbreaking Visual Persuasion in the Law course, in which they learn how to best use technology to debate, investigate, and perceive legal issues. Students are taught to utilize industry-standard software and are shown techniques for creating videos that discuss important legal topics and visualize legal concepts in an engaging way.
This project is done in collaboration with the NYLS Institute for Information Law and Policy.