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Project Teams - Administrative Law: Dinosaur Park Simulation

In his Administrative Law course, Professor Roberto L. Corrada of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law uses a simulation devised from Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park . As shown in this document, Professor Corrada divides his Administrative Law class into "project teams." Each team covers...

Performance Rubrics - Administrative Law: Dinosaur Park Simulation

Professor Roberto L. Corrada of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law uses a comlex simulation to teach his Administrative Law course, based on the novel Jurassic Park . As part of that simulation, students engage in a series of performance exercises throughout the semester, including:...

Syllabus - Administrative Law: Dinosaur Park Simulation

Roberto L. Corrada, Professor and Chair of Modern Learning at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, uses Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park to guide a simulation throughout his Administrative Law course. By the end of the semester, students have typically created a regulatory agency, worked...

Evidence Essay from July 2011 Bar Exam - Evidence Law

This is a sample student answer to the evidence bar exam question that Professor Steven Friedland uses in his Evidence Law course at Elon University School of Law. The student provides answers to the scenario's two questions: Were there grounds for the attorney to object to testimony? Was the trial...

Evidence Bar Question from July 2011 - Evidence Law

Professor Steven Friedland includes this July 2011 bar question as part of his Evidence Law course at Elon University School of Law. The problem's scenario gets at two questions: Were there grounds for the attorney to object to testimony? Was the trial judge correct in allowing testimony?

Answers to Evidence Problems - Evidence Law

These are sample student answers to the evidence problems assigned by Professor Steven Friedland in his Evidence Law course at Elon University School of Law. This student work attempts to identify relevant evidence issues and centers around the following: Constructing inference chains Probability...

Evidence Problems and Materials - Evidence Law

Professor Steven Friedland uses these problems in the Evidence Law course that he teaches at Elon University School of Law. The problems and materials contained here deal with identifying relevant evidence. Each problem seeks analysis from the student and provides introductory guidelines and...

Introductory Evidence Problem - Evidence Law

Professor Steven Friedland uses this introductory problem in the Evidence Law course that he teaches at Elon University School of Law. The problem, from his Fall 2012 class, presents a detailed scenario and then asks students the following question: after proper objections to all of the evidence...

Syllabus - Evidence Law

The syllabus for Professor Steven Friedland's Evidence Law course discusses the goals, learning objectives, and structure of the course. The syllabus also contains the course policies, grading structure, and assignments. Lastly, the syllabus contains an outline of the course, organized by date, and...

We Teach Them to Use the Law: International Business Negotiations

Professors Jay Finkelstein and Daniel Bradlow of the American University Washington College of Law team-teach the International Business Negotiations course. In this video, they describe the unique multi-disciplinary nature of the course and their ambition to teach students to "use the law."

Video: Student Perspective on Carnegie-Style Law Course

Benjamin Madison, a professor at Regent University School of Law, uses various pedagogical strategies to reach his students in his state civil procedure course. In this video, aformer student, Melissa Yatsko, discusses the effectiveness of his teaching methods and praises his candid and honest...

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.

Teaching Law Students How to Become Metacognitive Thinkers

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.

Think Like a Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals

A thorough and engaging introduction to legal reasoning that is perfect for law students setting out to acquire the skills that will make them top performers in their field and for established lawyers who are looking to refresh and improve their legal reasoning and analytical abilities. The book...

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...