Techniques for Teaching Law 2

Techniques for Teaching Law 2

by Gerald F. Hess, Steven I. Friedland, Michael Hunter Schwartz, Sophie Sparrow
     
 

Designed for law teachers who want to improve their teaching and students' learning, this book offers general teaching principles and dozens of concrete ideas. The first two chapters present foundational principles of learning and instruction as well as insights from students. The next 12 chapters address classroom dynamics, technology, questioning, discussion,…  See more details below

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Designed for law teachers who want to improve their teaching and students' learning, this book offers general teaching principles and dozens of concrete ideas. The first two chapters present foundational principles of learning and instruction as well as insights from students. The next 12 chapters address classroom dynamics, technology, questioning, discussion, collaborative learning, experiential learning, feedback, assessment, and continued development for teachers. Each of these 12 chapters introduces the topic based on educational research and then offers classroom-tested exercises, approaches, material, and methods contributed by veteran teachers. The co-authors/editors are experts in legal education pedagogy. The second edition of Techniques for Teaching Law retains the format of the first edition, but inroduces new content and new ideas that instructors of any level and background will find useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594607509
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Hess is a Professor of Law and Founder of the Institute for Law School Teaching at Gonzaga University School of Law. Steven Friedland is a Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law. Michael Hunter Schwartz is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development at Washburn University School of Law, and has been teaching law since 1991. He is the author of Expert Learning for Law Students (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2008), Pass the Bar! (Carolina Academic Press, 2006), Teaching Law by Design: Engaging Students from the Syllabus to the Final Exam (forthcoming Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2009), and What the Best Law Teachers Do (forthcoming Harvard University Press, Spring 2011). He also is a named contributing author to Best Practices for Legal Education (CLEA 2007), and he has authored three law review pieces and several shorter works addressing various law teaching and learning topics. Professor Schwartz has delivered more than two dozen conference presentations on a wide variety of teaching and learning topics and has served as a consultant and/or invited speaker at more than two dozen law schools throughout the country. Sophie Sparrow is a Professor of Law at University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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