Teaching Strategies

A collection of resources that discuss a wide range of teaching strategies, which go beyond the traditional Socratic classroom dialogue, including materials on assessments and exams; clinics; applying cognitive research; cooperative learning; hybrid, blended, and/or online learning; integrating technology in the classroom; applying learning theories; rubrics; and simulations.

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...
Professor and ETL Fellow John Lande of the University of Missouri School of Law has helped bring together a collection of resources for law school professors who teach Alternative Dispute Resolution or who use ADR simulations in their classes. The website is intended to be a place where professors...
The first skill that law schools teach their students is case briefing or case analysis. However, law schools often teach this skill superficially. In this paper, the author presents a more rigorous approach to case analysis, by including in the reasoning section the types of reasoning (rule-based...
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.
Metacognition is our awareness of the learning process. Understanding metacognition and how to use metacognitive skills is a major part of becoming a successful learner. This article shows how law professors can help their students understand metacognition and develop metacognitive skills.
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Roberto Corrada is a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In this interview, Professor Corrada describes his teaching methodology for his simulation-based labor law course.
Roberto Corrada is a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This video gives an overview of the Labor Relations Law course he offers to upper level students.
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.
Erin McGrath is a third year law student at Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law. In this video, she discusses her experience in the Family Law with Skills course taught by professors Andy Schepard and Herbie DiFonzo.
Herbie DiFonzo is law professor at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Here, he discusses the reformulation of the family law curriculum to integrate exposure to practice skills.
Andy Schepard is a law professors at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Here, he gives an overview of the content and goals of the Family Law with Skills course.
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 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.
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.
This video highlights the multi-disciplinary aspect of the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami. Medical Professors in charge of the clinical portion of the program discuss the benefits of bringing legal, medical, and social perspectives together in the same...

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