Larry Farmer

Marion G. Romney Professor of Law

Larry Farmer, recipient of the Marion G. Romney professorship, developed and directed the Computer-Assisted Practice System (CAPS) project with Professor Stan Neeleman at the J. Reuben Clark Law School from 1982-1987. CAPS and a derivative application, HotDocs, helped to establish the widespread use of computer-based practices system applications in the legal profession.

Professor Farmer was a visiting professor at Harvard during the 1986-87 year. During this time, he taught a computer-based practice systems course and developed a CAPS application at the Harvard Legal Services Bureau.

Since 1999, Professor Farmer has sought to discover more effective methods for teaching legal skills. As a result of this work, he developed, in collaboration with Professor Gerald R. Williams, the MediaNotes computer program that facilitates the effective use of video recordings in skills courses. MediaNotes is now used in skills instruction programs in a growing number of U.S. law schools.

Professor Farmer joined the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1974. He teaches several sections each year of the legal interviewing and counseling course. He also periodically teaches advanced interviewing and counseling, computer-based practice systems and advanced computer-based practice systems.

Contact Information

Publications

  • New Technology Meets an Old Teaching Challenge: Using Digital Video Recordings, Annotation Software, and Deliberate Practice Techniques to Improve Student Negotiation Skills, Negotiation Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 2008 (p. 71).
  • MediaNotes, (Distributed to law schools by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, beginning August 2007.
  • Teacher’s Manual to Accompany Lawyers As Counselors: A Client-Centered Approach, 2nd ed.). St. Paul: Thomson/West. (Electronic publication: Dec., 2004, Paperback: Jan., 2005).
  • Utah Limited Liability Company Formation for HotDocs, Distribution to Utah Lawyers by Real Automations, Provo. Utah. [SSRN]
  • Update of the Limited Liability Company Formation for HotDocs, Neeleman, S. D. and Farmer, L. C. (Release 98-1, January 1998).
  • Limited Liability Company Formation for HotDocs, Neeleman, S. D. and Farmer, L. C. (Releases 97-2, May 1997; 97-3, August 1997; 97-4, November 1998; 98-1, January 1998).
  • Lexis-Nexis Multi-Jurisdiction Limited Liability Companv Practice System, Neeleman, S. D. and Farmer, L. C. (Releases 96-1, May 1996; 96-2, July 1996; 96-3, November 1996; 97-1, January 1997).
  • IllinoisForms of Jury Instruction (CAPS), Farmer, L., Durham, C. and Campbell, T. (1993).
  • CaliforniaForms of Jury Instruction (CAPS), Farmer, L., Durham, C. and Campbell, T. (1992).
  • New YorkForms of Jury Instruction (CAPS), Farmer, L., Durham, C. and Campbell, T. (1992).
  • FloridaForms of Jury Instruction (CAPS), Farmer, L., Durham, C. and Campbell, T. (1992).
  • Modem Federal Jury Instructions - Civil (CAPS), Farmer, L., Durham, C. and Campbell, T. (1992).
  • Modem Federal Jury Instructions ­Criminal (CAPS), Farmer, L., Durham, C. and Campbell, T. (1992).
  • Feminist Theory, Professional Ethics, and Gender-Related Distinctions in Attorney Negotiating Styles, Journal of Dispute Resolution, v. 1991(2), pp. 199 - 257. [SSRN]
  • Ability, Effort, and Performance Among First-Year Law Students at Brigham Young University, American Bar Association, Research Journal, v. 3. [SSRN]
  • Computer Simulation of Tenth Circuit Case Processing Procedures, Prepared for the Research Division, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C..
  • Advice for Defense Counsel on Effective use of Federal Pre- sentence Study Commitments, Criminal Law Bulletin.
  • Eigthth Circuit Expediting Procedures. Prepared for the Research Division, Federal Judicial Center, Farmer, L. (January, 1980).
  • Comparative Results of Teaching Evidence Three Ways. Journal of Legal Education, v. 30, pp. 196 - 212. [SSRN]
  • Observation and Study: Critique and Recommendations on Federal Procedures, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C., FJC-R-77-13.
  • Characteristics of Effective, Average, and Ineffective Legal Negotiators, Psychology and the Law, Lexington, G. Bermant, (Ed.).
  • The Effect of the Method of Presenting Trial Testimony on Juror Perceptions, Psychology in the Legal Process, New York, Spectrum Publications, B.D. Sales (Ed,).
  • Juror's Verdicts and Evaluations as a Function of Videotape and Transcript Methods of Presenting Trial Testimony, G. Bermant ed. Psychology and the Law, Lexington.
  • Juror Perceptions of Trial Testimony as a Function of the Method of Presentation, Brigham Young University Law Review, 375. [SSRN]
  • Juror Evaluations as a Function of Live, Color, Black and White, Audio and Transcript Presentation of Trial Testimony, Doctoral Dissertation in Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1975.