Keenan Fennimore has once again been selected as a Part-Time Lecturer in Legal Communication and Analysis (LCA) at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 academic year is operating quite differently than years past. LCA is now a synchronous online course with asynchronous components. This means Keenan’s class sessions occur online, in real time, but his students also complete certain online classwork on their own. According to Keenan, “The experience has largely mirrored the shift to virtual depositions and court hearings a lot of attorneys went through in the Spring. Notwithstanding the occasional technology issue, the move online has felt pretty seamless.”
LCA is a required component of the McKinney School of Law's J.D. curriculum. The two-semester course covers objective legal analysis and persuasive writing at the trial and appellate court levels, while providing first-year students with introductions to legal research and oral advocacy. This will be Keenan's fourth year as a member of the law school's Legal Writing Program, which has ranked in the top 25 nationally for eleven consecutive years.