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Think Like a Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals

A thorough and engaging introduction to legal reasoning that is perfect for law students setting out to acquire the skills that will make them top performers in their field and for established lawyers who are looking to refresh and improve their legal reasoning and analytical abilities. The book...

The American Legal Profession in Crisis

This book was one of the "Recommended Readings" from the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. In The American Legal Profession in Crisis , author James Moliterno, professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law and ETL...

What the Best Law Teachers Do

This book was one of the "Recommended Readings" from the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. What the Best Law Teachers Do is a book about a first of its kind study, which identifies the methods, strategies, and personal traits of...

Tomorrow's Lawyers

This book was one of the "Recommended Readings" from the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. Tomorrow's Lawyers is Richard Susskind's guide to the future of the practice of law. It is written for new and aspiring lawyers, and for...

Excerpts from Teaching Dossier - International Tax

In this document, Professor Infanti gives insights into the methodology he uses to teach his International Tax course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He details his teaching goals and approaches in regard to federal tax, corporate tax, and international tax, as well as details...

Skills & Values: Lawyering Process, Legal Writing & Advocacy

Professor David Thomson of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has publshed a new textbook entitled Skills & Values: Lawyering Process, Legal Writing & Advocacy . Thomson differentiates the book from traditional law school texts in three major ways. First, he wrote the text as a...

Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course

This textbook was developed by the instructors of the International Business Negotiations course and is used to facilitate the various aspects of the course. Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course contains factual and contextual materials, negotiating instructions for each...

Techniques for Teaching Law 2

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...

Techniques for Teaching Law

Techniques for Teaching Law is designed to assist law teachers with the learning and teaching processes. It utilizes two primary tools: explanations of teaching and learning theories, and practical ideas for implementing those theories in the classroom. Hess and Friedland begin each chapter with a...

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

This trade book demonstrates the real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning and offers new research about the mind and the brain that...

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment

Effective Grading is a hands-on guide that focuses on the grading process as a valuable measure of student learning and as a way to assess curriculum and institutional objectives. Among other things, it lays out how to select the appropriate grading model to meet class objectives and how to...

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers

This handbook offers college teachers advice on assessing and improving student learning through classroom assessment techniques. It provides detailed and practical how-to advice on what classroom assessment entails and how it works in addition to how to plan, implement, and analyze assessment...

Teaching Law by Design: Engaging Students from the Syllabus to the Final Exam

Professors Michael Hunter Schwartz, Sophie Sparrow, and Gerry Hess, three leaders in the teaching and learning movement in legal education, have collaborated to offer a new book designed to synthesize the latest research on teaching and learning for new and experienced law teachers. The topics...

Educating the Net Generation

The editors of Educating the Net Generation have compiled resources meant to educate instructors on the future of learning's integration with technology. Through various sources, the authors explore the advantages of bringing technology into the classroom, and the adaptations that instructors must...

Dau-Schmidt, Malin, Corrada, Ruiz Cameron and Fisk’s Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace

This book prepares students for the practice of labor law in the contemporary workplace by introducing them to the basic principles of American labor law. First, the book is organized around contemporary problems as a means of teaching the core principles of labor law. Second, although the primary...

Law School 2.0: Legal Education for A Digital Age

Professor David Thomson authored Law School 2.0 , a book about how technology can play an important role in facilitating change in legal education. The book describes how this storm of a generational change both should and will transform the face of legal education as we know it today. It covers...

Skills & Values Series (Video)

Professor Thomson authored the required textbook for his Discovery Practicum at the University of Denver and also serves as an editor for the textbook series. The Skills & Values textbook series focuses on problem-based methods of teaching practice-oriented material. The video features...

Excerpt from Contracts Book: Consideration

This excerpt from Contracts: A Context and Practice Textbook , written by the professor of the first year Contracts course at Washburn University School of Law, discusses the doctrinal concept of consideration in a practice-oriented method. By including a chapter problem that walks through a breach...

Taxonomy of Educational Objectives Book 1: Cognitive Domain

Biologists have found their taxonomy classifications helpful as a means of insuring accuracy of communication about their science and as a means of understanding the organization and interrelation of the various parts of the animal and plant world. Bloom's Taxonomy focuses this style of...