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Monica Hof Wallace: Family Law, Part 2

Monica Hof Wallace is a professor of law at Loyola New Orleans College of Law. This video provides an additional overview of her upper level Family Law course, entitled Law of Persons. Wallace discusses the four out-of-class modules to her course, progressing through the family law practice from 1...

Monica Hof Wallace: Family Law, Part 1

Monica Hof Wallace is a professor of law at Loyola New Orleans College of Law. This video provides an overview of her upper level Family Law course, entitled Law of Persons, in which Wallace incorporates experiential learning to teach students Louisiana’s civil family law.

John Lande: A Negotiation Course for the Real World

In this video, Professor John Lande discusses his negotiation course at the University of Missouri School of Law. The course is designed to provide students with the most realistic understanding of how lawyers actually negotiate in the real world. "Law schools need to do an especially good job of...

Some Ideas for Preparing Law Students for Real-World Practice

This powerpoint presentation discusses practical problem-solving issues and simulations, as used by Professor John Lande of the University of Missouri School of Law. The presentation covers the increase in need for practical skills training and collaboration among law professors to refine and apply...

Suggestions for Using Multi-Stage Simulations in Law School Courses

This article by Professor John Lande provides suggestions for using multi-stage simulations, primarily in negotiation and other dispute resolution courses, though the principles can be applied in single-stage simulations and other law school courses as well. These suggestions are based on his...

Lessons from Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer

This article reports John Lande's observations from teaching his Negotiation course and offers suggestions for future efforts to improve legal education, particularly through negotiation and other dispute resolution courses. It is a follow-up to his other article, Teaching Students to Negotiate...

Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer

Teaching students to negotiate effectively is central to their thinking, acting, and being like good lawyers. Virtually all lawyers spend much of their time negotiating, whether they deal with disputes or transactions. So law school negotiation courses should provide the most realistic possible...

Anthony Infanti: An Innovative International Tax Law Course

In this video, Professor Anthony Infanti discusses his advanced tax course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The course is designed to transmit substantive knowledge through a problem-based approach, placing students in the role of lawyers and advisors and preparing them for the...

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...

William Henderson: The Legal Profession

William Henderson is a professor of law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. This video provides an overview of the first year legal profession course he teaches.

Jean Whitney: Advanced Advocacy, Legislative Policy

In this video, Professor Jean Whitney discusses her course Advanced Advocacy: Legislative Policy, taught at the University of Las Vegas Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law. She advocates for creating more practice-ready students through using simulation and clinic teaching models. Professor...

Video: This Is What Lawyers Do (Law Professor Perspectives)

Professors JoNel Newman and Melissa Swain, who teach the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami School of Law, provide insight about their teaching methods and course model. The professors discuss providing students with exposure to multiple areas of law and...

Video: Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership

In this video, several individuals affiliated with the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership and the University of Miami School of Law discuss the benefits of the multi-disciplinary clinical program. Professor JoNel Newman and others discuss the areas of law, practical skills, and the...

Overview - Advanced Contracts

Professor Gillian Hadfield of the University of Southern California School of Law created an advanced contracts course based upon problem-based teaching methods to help students become more practice-ready lawyers once they graduate. The course overview identifies the materials Professor Hadfield...

Paper: Simulation of Union Organizing in a Labor Law Class

Noticing that many of his students lacked the experience of working in unionized environments, Professor Corrada at the University of Denver created a simulation experience in his Labor Relations Law course that allows students to form a union and bargain with the professor over the terms and...

Article by Former Student: The Practicality of Practicums - Discovery Practicum

As a former student of Professor Thomson’s Discovery Practicum at the University of Denver, Beth Tomerlin discusses how the knowledge and experience she gained from the course led directly to her success in her first year out of law school. In reference to the course, Tomerlin writes, “I believe...

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...

Skills & Values: Discovery Practice (Video)

Professor Thomson authored the required textbook for his Discovery Practicum at the University of Denver. The textbook, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice , focuses on problem-based methods of teaching practice-oriented material. This video features Professor Thomson discussing the educational...

Paper: Implementing FLER - Family Law with Skills

Professors Andrew Schepard and Herbie DiFonzo created the Family Law with Skills course at Hofstra University in response to the Family Law Education Reform Project Report’s finding that law schools were not adequately producing practice-ready family law attorneys. The course works to combine...