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Gillian Hadfield: The Practice of Contracts

Gillian Hadfield is a law professor at USC Gould School of Law. In this video, Professor Hadfield discusses her teaching methods. For her Advanced Contracts course, she moves away from a doctrinal focus and instead aims to create practice-ready lawyers through case study methods.

Michael Hunter Schwartz: If Students Aren't Learning

Michael Hunter Schwartz is a law professor at Washburn University School of Law. Here, he discusses the importance of eliminating or reformulating exercises that do not lead to student learning.

Michael Hunter Schwartz: Techniques I Use for Teaching

Michael Hunter Schwartz is a law professor at Washburn University School of Law. Here, Professor Schwartz describes the many teaching methods he uses within one class period to access the different learning styles of the students.

Gillian Hadfield: First Year Contracts

Gillian Hadfield is a law professor at USC Gould School of Law. Here, she provides an overview of her First Year Contracts class at the law school.

Course Reflections and Reviews by Students - Advanced Contracts

At the end of the Advanced Contracts course at the University of Southern California, Professor Gillian Hadfield asks students to write a two-page reflection on what they have learned in the course. The students generally praise the realistic nature of the course and the problem-based teaching...

Sample Student Work with Instructor Feedback - Yo-Go - Advanced Contracts

The Yo-Go case study, used in the Advanced Contracts course at the University of Southern California, provides the problem on which a portion of the course is based. This student work example consists of a memorandum drafted by a student in the course, which addresses the legal issues and legal...

Case Study Materials: Yo-Go - Advanced Contracts

This case study, used in the Advanced Contracts course at the University of Southern California, provides the problem on which a portion of the course is based. Students interact with the case materials in groups, identifying the issues and the relevant case law. The Yo-Go case materials include a...

Sample Student Work with Instructor Feedback - Sun Chemical

The Sun Chemical case study, used in the Advanced Contracts course at the University of Southern California, provides the problem on which a portion of the course is based. This student work example consists of an opinion letter drafted by a student in the course, which addresses the legal issues...

Case Study Materials: Sun Chemical

This case studt, used in the Advanced Contracts course at the University of Southern California, provides the problem on which a portion of the course is based. Students interact with the case materials in groups, identifying the issues and the relevant case law. The Sun Chemical case materials...

Sample Peer- and Self-Assessment Forms - Advanced Contracts

The Peer- and Self-Assessment Form from the Advanced Contracts course at the University of Southern California asks students to assess their competency in identified areas in the beginning of the semester, as compared to their competency on the last day of the course. The last portion of the...

Syllabus - Advanced Contracts

The course syllabus for Advanced Contracts discusses the goals, learning objectives, and structure of the course, including the use of problem-based teaching methods through case studies. The syllabus also contains the course policies, grading structure, and assignment deadlines. Lastly, 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...

Review of Contracts: A Context and Practice Casebook

The Legal Skills Prof Blog, written by law professors, reviews the quality of Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz’s textbook, Contracts: A Context and Practice Casebook . This review praises Professor Hunter’s emphasis on professional responsibility and practice-based learning through hypothetical...

Contracts Review Jeopardy - Contracts I and II

This review, formatted like the television game show Jeopardy , provides a comprehensive review of the first year contracts course at Washburn University School of Law. Addressing the issues of offer, acceptance, intention, meeting of the minds, and the case Lucy v. Zehmer , Professor Michael...

Student Work: Contracts Poem - Contracts I and II

This student work example summarizes the first year contracts course at Washburn University School of Law taught by Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz. Through humor and rhyme, the student demonstrates an understanding of fundamental doctrinal concepts learned in the course.