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The Practice Readiness Project for Chicago-Area Law School Students

The Practice Readiness Project for Chicago-Area Law School Students, or PREP Class, was created in 2013. The focus of the project is to help law schools develop curriculum that better educates students and prepares them for legal employment upon graduation. PREP began with a survey sent out to...

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...

A Critical Inquiry into the Traditional Uses of Law School Evaluation

This article argues that the institutional and faculty disinterest in law student evaluation is attributable in part to a triumph of formalism over functionalism. The evaluation process has become more highly valued for its perpetuation of rank and hierarchy than for its accuracy of measurement or...

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...

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Law School Teaching

Frequent, timely and focused assessments may significantly improve individual student learning. These assessments may additionally improve faculty teaching by allowing the instructor to consistently monitor whether he or she is meeting teaching objectives. This resource provides assessment...