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Legal Writing and Research

Legal Education

2012

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What Teenagers Can Teach Us About Good Teaching, Karin M. Mika Jul 2012

What Teenagers Can Teach Us About Good Teaching, Karin M. Mika

Karin Mika

The author relates some of the things she has learned from her teenager about what the upcoming generation of students believe makes for a good teacher.


Developing Internal Consistency In Writing Assignments By Involving Students In Problem Drafting, Karin M. Mika Jul 2012

Developing Internal Consistency In Writing Assignments By Involving Students In Problem Drafting, Karin M. Mika

Karin Mika

This article addresses a legal writing teaching strategy that helps students develop internal consistency in their legal documents with respect to issue, facts, and law. The teacher recounts the effect of her classroom experience by splitting her students into groups, assigning various legal issues, and then having the students draft their own fact situations.


Outcomes Assessment And Legal Research Pedagogy, Vicenç Feliú, Helen Frazer Apr 2012

Outcomes Assessment And Legal Research Pedagogy, Vicenç Feliú, Helen Frazer

Vicenç Feliú

This article explores application of a taxonomic approach in legal research pedagogy to outcomes assessment based on Prof. Paul Callister's adaptation of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives which integrates instructional design and learning activities compatible with formative assessment during the learning process and summative assessment at its conclusion. It reviews the development of outcomes assessment initiatives by legal educators and the development of outcomes assessment standards by the American Bar Association for the accreditation of law schools.


Accomplishing Your Scholarly Agenda While Maximizing Students’ Learning (A.K.A., How To Teach Legal Methods And Have Time To Write Too), Anna P. Hemingway Dec 2011

Accomplishing Your Scholarly Agenda While Maximizing Students’ Learning (A.K.A., How To Teach Legal Methods And Have Time To Write Too), Anna P. Hemingway

Anna P. Hemingway

In response to the demands of prospective law students, pressure from outside law organizations, and forces from within the legal academy, law schools are offering more skills training for students and more job security for Legal Methods professors. As a result, Legal Methods professors’ primary responsibilities in the legal academy are changing from a single focus of teaching to a dual focus of teaching and scholarship. Although the changes are welcomed, the task of producing scholarship remains especially difficult for Legal Methods professors because in many instances they still lack the necessary funding and time to fulfill this new obligation ...