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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...

Discovery Rule Presentations - Signup - Spring 2011 - Discovery Practicum

As part of the Discovery Practicum taught by Professor David Thomson at the University of Denver, students are required to give a short presentation about one of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing discovery practice. As part of the presentation, students must cover the basics of the...

Syllabus and Course Policies - Spring 2015 - Discovery Practicum

The Discovery Practicum taught by Professor David Thomson at the University of Denver aims to help students understand the law, policy, and strategy involved in the discovery phase of litigation. This syllabus contains the course overview, learning objectives, course policies, the required textbook...

Student Portfolio #3 - Family Law with Skills

Student Portfolio #3 provides an example of the coursework required of students enrolled in the Family Law with Skills course taught at Hofstra University. The portfolio includes written observations of family court proceedings, journal assignments, self-evaluation in the simulation activity, and a...

Student Portfolio #2 - Family Law with Skills

Student Portfolio #2 provides an example of the coursework required of students enrolled in the Family Law with Skills course taught at Hofstra University. The portfolio includes written observations of family court proceedings, journal assignments, self-evaluation in the simulation activity, and a...

Student Portfolio #1 - Family Law with Skills

Student Portfolio #1 provides an example of the coursework required of students enrolled in the Family Law with Skills course taught at Hofstra University. The portfolio includes written observations of family court proceedings, journal assignments, self-evaluation in the simulation activity, and a...

Written Assignments and Due Dates - Family Law with Skills

The Written Assignments and Due Dates document outlines the writing assignments of the Family Law with Skills course, which are used to evaluate the performance of students. The document lists each written assignment, the due date of the assignment, and any relevant details. Students must complete...

Schedule of Topics and Reading Assignments - Family Law with Skills

The Schedule of Topics and Reading Assignments outlines the Family Law with Skills course taught at Hofstra University by Professors Herbie DiFonzo and Andrew Schepard. The document breaks down the course class by class, detailing the particular topic of each class and the corresponding required...

Paper: Implementing FLER - Family Law with Skills

Professors Andrew Schepard and Herbie DiFonzo created the Family Law with Skills course at Hofstra University in response to the Family Law Education Reform Project Report’s finding that law schools were not adequately producing practice-ready family law attorneys. The course works to combine...

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.

Student Work: Liquidated Damages Clause - Contracts I and II

This student work example is part of a reading assignment about contract drafting in Contracts: A Context and Practice Textbook , written by the professor of the first year contracts course at Washburn University School of Law. In the problem within the chapter, students are asked to draft a...

Criteria for Liquidated Damages Clause - Contracts I and II

This rubric is part of a reading assignment about contract drafting in Contracts: A Context and Practice Textbook , written by the professor of the first year Contracts course at Washburn University School of Law. In a problem within the chapter, students are asked to draft a liquidated damages...

Excerpt from Contracts Book: Drafting

This excerpt from Contracts: A Context and Practice Textbook , written by the professor of the first year Contracts course at Washburn University School of Law, discusses the concept of contract drafting—in particular, agreed upon damages—in a practice-oriented method. The excerpt includes a...

Excerpt from Contracts Book: Consideration

This excerpt from Contracts: A Context and Practice Textbook , written by the professor of the first year Contracts course at Washburn University School of Law, discusses the doctrinal concept of consideration in a practice-oriented method. By including a chapter problem that walks through a breach...