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Doing Law School Wrong: Case Teaching And An Integrated Legal Practice Method, Gregory J. Marsden, Soledad Atienza Jan 2022

Doing Law School Wrong: Case Teaching And An Integrated Legal Practice Method, Gregory J. Marsden, Soledad Atienza

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Since its inception, the Langdellian case method has been used to teach legal analysis and reasoning to generations of U.S. law students. For nearly as long, business school faculty have used their own version of the case method to teach management decision-making. In law school, a “case” is an appellate court decision, which students must analyze in preparation for Socratic questioning. To business students, a “case” is a narrative problem they must solve before debating and defending their solutions in a moderated classroom discussion.

This Article asserts that neither of these two methods are optimal to prepare students for bar …


Now Is Not The Time For Another Law School Lecture: An Andragogical Approach To Virtual Learning For Legal Education, Charletta A. Fortson Jan 2021

Now Is Not The Time For Another Law School Lecture: An Andragogical Approach To Virtual Learning For Legal Education, Charletta A. Fortson

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COVID-19 forced nearly every institution of higher learning, as well as others, to quickly pivot from a traditional face-to-face teaching model to an online teaching model. While some institutions had technology in place to quickly adapt, most institutions were not prepared. Even where the technology infrastructure was in place, the faculty were not readily prepared to adapt their teaching style to this online model. Given these challenges, many professors chose the path of least resistance and chose to conduct those lectures just as they always had but just in an online format. However, now was not the time for another …


Adaptable Design: Building Multi-Modal Content For Flexible Law School Teaching, Agnieszka Mcpeak Jan 2021

Adaptable Design: Building Multi-Modal Content For Flexible Law School Teaching, Agnieszka Mcpeak

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This essay discusses ways to build course content that can easily toggle between face-to-face and online modes of instruction. It is meant as a quick, practical guide for law professors faced with challenging teaching circumstances due to COVID-19 and campus closures, but with long-term applicability as law schools continue to expand online and hybrid course offerings. This idea for “adaptable design” is based largely on my own experience moving face-to-face courses online. I try to avoid delving too much into technical definitions and pedagogical theory, instead focusing on personal experience and examples. Although COVID-19 has created an immediate need for …


Law School In A Different Voice: Legal Education As A Work Of Mercy, Pamela A. Wilkins Jan 2019

Law School In A Different Voice: Legal Education As A Work Of Mercy, Pamela A. Wilkins

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Diversity As A Law School Survival Strategy, Aaron N. Taylor Jan 2015

Diversity As A Law School Survival Strategy, Aaron N. Taylor

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Why Admiralty Should Be Studied In Law School, Neal W. Settergren Jan 2011

Why Admiralty Should Be Studied In Law School, Neal W. Settergren

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Mainstreaming Civil Rights In The Law School Curriculum: Criminal Law And Criminal Procedure, Tamara F. Lawson Jan 2010

Mainstreaming Civil Rights In The Law School Curriculum: Criminal Law And Criminal Procedure, Tamara F. Lawson

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Teaching Diversity Skills In Law School, Vernellia R. Randall Jan 2010

Teaching Diversity Skills In Law School, Vernellia R. Randall

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A Search For Balance In The Whirlwind Of Law School: Spirituality From Law Teachers, Thomas L. Shaffer Jul 2007

A Search For Balance In The Whirlwind Of Law School: Spirituality From Law Teachers, Thomas L. Shaffer

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The Missing Ingredient: Incorporating Domestic Violence Issues Into The Law School Curriculum, John F. Mahon, Daniel K. Wright Oct 2004

The Missing Ingredient: Incorporating Domestic Violence Issues Into The Law School Curriculum, John F. Mahon, Daniel K. Wright

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No abstract provided.


Merit And Diversity: The Origins Of The Law School Admissions Test, William P. Lapiana Apr 2004

Merit And Diversity: The Origins Of The Law School Admissions Test, William P. Lapiana

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The Most Important Course In Law School?, Michael A. Wolff Jan 2003

The Most Important Course In Law School?, Michael A. Wolff

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Law School Teaching, Jerry J. Phillips May 2001

Law School Teaching, Jerry J. Phillips

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No abstract provided.