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Charlotte School of Law
In this Property class, students learn the foundational principles of property and universal lawyering skills like synthesis and written analysis that students need to master in order to pass the bar and, more importantly, practice law responsibly. Students also focus on how property law can be a...
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
This is a course on Louisiana family law, with comparisons made to laws from other jurisdictions when appropriate. The course is taught through fourteen Problem Sets, which present hypothetical scenarios to apply the substantive laws. At the start of the semester, students are put into teams of six...
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Administrative Law is a required course at our law school. I have taught the course in this simulation four times over ten years. The course teaches all three Carnegie categories: legal analytics, practice skills, and professional identity. The class teaches legislative drafting skills while also...
Elon University School of Law
The four-credit Evidence Law course is a core upper-level course and a component of the required curriculum. It is considered a "code" course, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence and comparative state law provisions. The learning issues addressed in the course include: the meaning and...
University of Missouri School of Law
This is an elective course that students take in their second or third year. It builds on a required first-year course at Missouri, Lawyering: Problem-Solving and Dispute Resolution , which provides a brief introduction to lawyer-client relationships, interviewing and counseling, negotiation,...
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
International Tax is an advanced tax course taken by upper-level students. The course is designed to transmit substantive knowledge about U.S. international tax rules to students and to prepare them for the practice of tax law. Innovations: (1) The course is taught primarily through a problem-based...
University of Miami School of Law
Since 2005, the Health Rights Clinic (formerly Health and Elder Law Clinic) as been an in-house live client clinical course at the University of Miami Law School, offered to second and third year law students. The clinic is a Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) with the University of Miami Miller...
University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
This course is one of several advanced Lawyering Process (research, analysis & writing) courses students at UNLV can take to satisfy the third semester Lawyering Process requirement. I teach the course every other spring when the Nevada Legislature is in session. Typically, students take this...
American University Washington College of Law
For the past 10 years, we have been teaching a unique class at American University Washington College of Law based on experiential learning structured around an extended simulated negotiation of a business transaction. [Note that it can readily be adapted as a substantial component of a...
Golden Gate University School of Law
At our law school, in response to the Carnegie Report, we sought to introduce 1L students to substantively engaging areas of practice while infusing practical “lawyering skills” and core values. We have embraced the curriculum change which brought about a collection of “1L electives." Based upon my...
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Every year, more than 45,000 law students in the United States take a mandatory course in professional responsibility. Despite its prevalence, the course is often viewed as dreary and uninteresting, unsatisfactory to both student and teacher. And because it is typically an upper-level course,...
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Copyright Law is an upper-level elective focusing on the American copyright system. I have taught the course since 2001. Beginning in the Spring of 2005, I have based student assessment on a series of three short written “open” memoranda, each of which is framed as a request for advice from a...
Stanford Law School
Professional Responsibility (often called Legal Ethics) is a notoriously difficult subject to teach, in part because it is typically the only course students are required to take after their first year. Yet, it is almost certainly one of the very most relevant courses any student will take as...
Washington & Lee University School of Law
There are two immersion courses in our new 3L experiential curriculum, which is required of all students. The fall two-week immersion is litigation oriented while the spring two-week immersion is transactional. The two immersions are offered as one portfolio because both are required of all 3Ls as...
Regent University School of Law
Upper Level / Carnegie Integrated Course / Required / Legal Writing 50 students per semester First use of this course: Spring Quarter 2009 Last use of this course: Spring Quarter 2011 State Procedure is crucial to law practice. Twenty million civil cases are filed in state courts per year. Students...
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
This innovation takes the basic first year Contracts class and reorients it to focus on teaching students how to “do” contracts in a team-based case-based setting. I have taught the course five times with the current structure and have been using team-based problem-solving in first year Contracts...
Washburn University School of Law
80 students per semester First use of this course: Autumn Semester 2002 Last use of this course: Autumn Semester 2011 Contracts is a required first-year, two-course sequence. I began changing the course 11 years ago. My approach addresses: the need for 1L courses that integrate all three Carnegie...
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
40 students per semester First use of this course: Autumn Semester 2008 Last use of this course: Spring Semester 2011 Family Law with Skills covers the same core legal doctrine material as the traditional family law course. The curriculum also incorporates required field observation and simulated...
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
20 students per semester First time administration of the course: Fall, 1993 Most recent administration of the course: Spring, 2011 This is a whole course simulation. This course is an upper level practice-focused course in the law of Civil Discovery. I have taught this course at least a dozen...
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
10-45 students per semester Regularly taught since 1995 My course in Labor Relations Law is an upper level, elective course. I have taught the course as a whole course simulation more than ten times since 1995. The course is innovative in allowing students to organize and elect a union to represent...

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These course portfolios are shared here by professors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in legal education; who have incorporated into their own teaching a commitment to producing more practice-ready and professional graduates; and who demonstrate a willingness to share their expertise and experiences with others who want to develop these courses at their own institutions. Portfolios include background material, video tutorials, teaching methods, recommendations and strategies for adaptation, and outcomes.