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One of my favorite guilty pleasures is The Great British Bake Off. It’s a perfect blend of quintessentially British stoicism and quiet drama, and very much reminds me of home.   In addition to creating nostalgia for desserts that contain enough sugar to make Willy Wonka blush, it has also introduced me to the art of complementary flavors and the importance of balance and measure. But more on that later, as the more astute among you may have already spotted the tortured analogy between my introduction and the title keywords “blended learning.”   What is blended learning?  It’s likely you’ve heard of, and possibly experienced, blended learning. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, blended learning is typically defined as a learning experience that blends online and in–person delivery. This may include eLearnings, webinars, classroom-based instruction, and workshops.  Blended learning is most prevalent in the education sector, where the curriculum…
In December 2019, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) released its annual Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms. Across the board, progress for women and people of color is, to quote the report commentary, “at a rate so slow as to almost seem imperceptible at times.” Additionally, a recent report from the American Bar Foundation (ABF) Scholars found that bias in the legal workplace continues to be widespread. It’s been over two years since the advent of the 1-hour of mandatory diversity & inclusion (D&I) CLE for lawyers in Illinois. One could argue that there simply hasn’t been…