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Rubrics Discussion, A Place to Discuss Best Practices for Legal Education

As law professors strive to provide more formative assessment and more meaningful evaluation of student performance, rubrics have become a hallmark of good assessment practices. They provide clear direction for students and a more focused classroom experience. After their presentation at the...

Describing the Ball: Improve Teaching by Using Rubrics

Assessment is crucial to effective teaching and learning. Carnegie's Educating Lawyers and Roy Stuckey's Best Practices for Legal Education emphasize the importance of assessment. This article explains how detailed, written grading criteria describing what students should learn and how they will be...

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...