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Professor Hillary Burgess ranked in the #1 slot of recent downloads for the seven (7) SSRN eJournals, including Cognitive Science Network: Law and Legal Writing. Additionally, she holds the #2 slot for the three (3) SSRN ejournals, including Law Educator and Law & Neuroscience, the #3 slot for the seven (7) SSRN ejournals, including Legal Education and the entire Cognitive Science Network. She is listed as a top 10 recent download on 20 SSRN eJournal topics and eJournals top paper lists, including Legal Education and Law, Brain, and Behavior. Her paper, entitled, Deepening the Discourse through the Legal Mind’s Eye: Lessons from Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and Educational Psychology that Optimize Learning Law, applies interdisciplinary fields on adult learning to teaching and learning within the law school context, providing both a theoretical background on how law students learn and practical tips on implementing pedagogically sound teaching methods.
With her first accepted article posted to SSRN, Professor Burgess ranks in the top 30% of all SSRN authors. With over 185 hits for this paper, Professor Burgess has the highest number of recent downloads per paper of all Hofstra authors. The paper ranks in the top 25% of all papers posted to SSRN.