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PSIM Consortium Agreement Extended

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Members of Japan’s PSIM Consortium came to visit the NITA administration office on March 1, 2012 to tour the facility, sign an extended agreement with NITA (now effective through March 31, 2014), visit with communication experts and faculty Mary Ryan and Brian Leroy, and to sit down with focus groups. During the two focus group sessions, the members explored various themes and theories to see if they would work for Japanese lawyers.

For the last six years, NITA has worked in conjunction with the PSIM Consortium to provide Teacher Training programs at various Japanese law schools. Because the Japanese legal system has changed so dramatically in recent years, there is a great need for advocacy training.

The visiting PSIM Consortium members also demonstrated new technology that they are sharing with NITA that allows faculty to review and comment on online video performances in ways never before used by our programs.

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