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James Moliterno: The Third Year Curriculum

James Moliterno is a law professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law. In this video, he discusses the law school's innovative immersion courses that make up part of the school's third-year curriculum, designed to give students a full year of experiential learning.

David Thomson: Discovery Practicum: Mock Deposition

David Thomson is a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This video shows students of his Discovery Practicum course engaged in mock depositions, using the case problems assigned at the beginning of the semester.

David Thomson: Discovery Practicum: Settlement

David Thomson is a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This video shows students engaged in settlement negotiations as part of his Discovery Practicum course.

David Thomson: Discovery Practicum Overview

David Thomson is a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Here, he gives an overview of his Discovery Practicum course, which is a semester-long simulation.

Suzanne Peters: Seeing a Trial From Start to Finish

Suzanne Peters is a student at Washington & Lee University School of Law. Here, she describes the benefits of the immersion course that takes students through the entire litigation process, from the client interview to the end of the trial.

Suzanne Peters: Professionalism Starts in Law School

Suzanne Peters is a third year law student at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Here, she describes the various roles students must take on while participating in the transactional and litigation immersion courses.

Benjamin Spencer: The Benefits of Practice Skills in Law School

Benjamin Spencer is a law professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law. Here, he suggests that law schools mirror the medical school model of learning doctrine, but also engaging in practice as a part of their professional education.

James Moliterno: Students Don't Do That; Lawyers Do

James Moliterno is a law professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law. Here, he discusses the change in the third year curriculum at the school to involve the actual practice of law, as opposed to just theory and doctrine.

James Moliterno: The Immersions

James Moliterno is a law professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law. Here, he discusses and provides an overview of the litigation and transactional immersion courses taught at the school.

Student Evaluations - Spring 2012 - Discovery Practicum

Students evaluated the Discovery Practicum taught by Professor David Thomson at the University of Denver at the end of the spring semester of 2012. Students generally praise the practical and applicable nature of the course, as well as the varied teaching techniques employed throughout the semester.

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...

Review of Skills & Values: Discovery Practice Textbook

This blog, written by legal professors, reviews the quality of Professor David Thomson’s textbook Skills & Values: Discovery Practice . The review of the Skills & Values textbook series praises Professor Thomson’s ability to fill a gap in traditional law school education by focusing on the...

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...

Skills & Values: Discovery Practice Textbook

Professor Thomson authored the required textbook for his Discovery Practicum at the University of Denver. The textbook, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice , provides students excellent teaching materials for this pre-trial course. The textbook is problem-based, providing a rich learning...

Course Evaluation Results for Fall 2012 Discovery Practicum

Students evaluated the Discovery Practicum taught by Professor David Thomson at the University of Denver at the end of the fall semester of 2012. Students generally praise the practical and applicable nature of the course, as well as the varied teaching techniques employed throughout the semester.

Course Evaluation Results for Spring 2014 Discovery Practicum

Students evaluated the Discovery Practicum taught by Professor David Thomson at the University of Denver at the end of the spring semester of 2014. Students generally praise the practical and applicable nature of the course, as well as the varied teaching techniques employed throughout the semester.

Defendant’s Request for Production of Documents - Discovery Practicum

As part of the Discovery Practicum taught by Professor David Thomson at the University of Denver, students must draft a series of discovery documents throughout the semester. This student-drafted Defendant’s Request for Production of Documents is based upon a hypothetical the students use...