The law school launched its iTunes U site in January, giving students unprecedented access to digital content and promoting the school's mission to a broader audience.
Billed as "the campus that never sleeps," Apple's iTunes U allows professors to upload course content for student access, with automatic downloads available to subscribers when new content goes live. Additional content will be made available to the general public through the iTunes Store; Suffolk Law is currently one of six law schools in the nation to utilize the public interface, joining the ranks of the law schools of Stanford University, Duke University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Arizona.
"It expands our audience tremendously," says Ian Menchini, director of electronic marketing and enrollment management. "iTunes being the clear dominant force in this industry helps us greatly in our efforts to become even more of a national and international law school."
Accessed through either the iTunes Store or the law school website, the Suffolk Law iTunes U site includes videotaped mock trials, podcasts on how to write a legal memorandum, and mp3 files of Dean of Admissions Gail Ellis responding to the most frequently asked questions of prospective law students. Future features will include webcasts of open houses, mock classes, and mock trial competitions.
Irene Good, director of academic technology at the law school, says she is encouraged by faculty's response to the school's latest innovative offering.
"Lawyers in general are pretty conservative in terms of trying new things," she said. "Here we've got faculty who are actually excited about making public content."
ALUMNI PROFILESPaul Cherecwich Jr.