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Skills & Values: Lawyering Process, Legal Writing & Advocacy

Professor David Thomson of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has publshed a new textbook entitled Skills & Values: Lawyering Process, Legal Writing & Advocacy . Thomson differentiates the book from traditional law school texts in three major ways. First, he wrote the text as a...

Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course

This textbook was developed by the instructors of the International Business Negotiations course and is used to facilitate the various aspects of the course. Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course contains factual and contextual materials, negotiating instructions for each...

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...

Dau-Schmidt, Malin, Corrada, Ruiz Cameron and Fisk’s Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace

This book prepares students for the practice of labor law in the contemporary workplace by introducing them to the basic principles of American labor law. First, the book is organized around contemporary problems as a means of teaching the core principles of labor law. Second, although the primary...

“Secret” Discussion Board - Labor Relations Law

In this document, Professor Corrada explains the nature of the Secret Discussion Board that his students requested in the Labor Relations Law course: "My students requested that the law school’s electronic media specialist set up a secret discussion board so that they could discuss negotiating...

Collective Bargaining Agreement - Labor Relations Law

The Collective Bargaining Agreement from Professor Corrada’s Labor Relations Law course represents the agreed upon terms negotiated between the professor and his students. The agreement includes class policies, grading requirements, assigned readings, elected officials, meeting schedules, and other...

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...

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...