Practising Law Institute
Internal Investigation Game
Posted By admin on Sep 08, 2016
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is one of the largest suppliers of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the USA and a leader within the industry. With this serious game they aim to introduce a new way of learning into their educational program.
Attorneys in the USA are obliged to gain yearly CLE credits through legal training. PLI noticed a growing demand for more engaging and challenging ways of training. As their answer to this demand they want to change the legal education paradigm from passive, lecture-based learning to learning-by-doing. Therefore, PLI joined forces with us to create the first serious game of its kind for the USA legal education market.
The Internal Investigation Game is an entertaining and immersive serious game. In the game players plan and conduct a corporate internal investigation as associates of a fictional law firm. The simulation has been co-developed with leading experts. It challenges the player to perfect a variety of legal skills, including planning and conducting witness interviews, gathering facts during your investigation and reporting your findings to company management.
The challenges that are offered throughout the game are increasingly difficult. While conducting the internal investigation the player is assisted by a senior mentor which provides constructive and insightful feedback.
In order to assess the game PLI did extensive pilot testing with potential customers and conducted a series of focus groups. The results were very positive!
One of the testers commented: “…it felt as if I was performing a real investigation. The game makes learning about investigation techniques quite fun and hands-on.”
The Internal Investigation Game has won the prestigious ACLEA award as a recognition for their ground-breaking work in this area. The ‘Association for Continuing Legal Education’ granted the award for the innovative, high quality and realistic learning experience the game offers, raising the bar for the quality of learning experiences in the field of legal education.