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Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons Nov 2017

Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons

Biennial Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices.

Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion of …


Exam Writing As Legal Writing: Teaching And Critiquing Law School Examination Discourse, Adam Todd Jan 2003

Exam Writing As Legal Writing: Teaching And Critiquing Law School Examination Discourse, Adam Todd

School of Law Faculty Publications

This article adds to the growing body of scholarship on legal writing and its role in the legal academy. It addresses an area of legal discourse that is of importance to law students, the legal academy and the bar admissions process, yet has been neglected in legal scholarship. The article is a call for legal writing faculty members and other legal writing specialists to become more involved in the process of teaching about and critiquing the discourse involved in traditional end-of-semester doctrinal law school exams. This article suggests how law school legal writing programs, by deliberately teaching about exam writing, …