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Teaching & Learning Resources

Books About Law Teaching - linked to LawCat records

Steven Friedland and Gerald F. Hess, Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Carolina Academic Press 2004)

Paul Maharg, Transforming Legal Education: Learning and Teaching the Law in the Early Twenty-First Century (Ashgate 2007)

Madeleine Schachter, The Law Professor's Handbook (Carolina Academic Press 2004)

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Expert Learning for Law Students (Carolina Academic Press 2005)

Roy T. Stuckey, Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Roadmap (Clinical Legal Ed. Assoc. 2007)

William M. Sullivan, Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (Carnegie Foundation Study - Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2007)

Alan Watson, The Shame of American Legal Education (Vandeplas Pub. 2006)

Articles About Law Teaching - linked to full-text (if available)

Association of American Law Schools, Statement of Good Practices by Law Professors in the Discharge of Their Ethical and Professional Responsibilities (1989, amended May 2003), available at http://www.aals.org/about_handbook_sgp_eth.php

Ron M. Aizen, Note, Four Ways to Better 1L Assessments, 54 Duke L.J. 765 (2004)

Susan J. Becker, Advice for the New Law Professor: A View from the Trenches, 42 J. Legal Educ. 432 (1992)

Paul L. Caron and Rafael Gely, Taking Back the Law School Classroom: Using Technology to Foster Active Student Learning, 54 J. Legal Educ. 551 (2004)

Marcia Gelpe, Professional Training, Diversity in Legal Education, and Cost Control: Selection, Training and Peer Review for Adjunct Professors, 25 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 193 (1999)

Joan MacLeod Heminway, Caught in (or on) the Web: A Review of Course Management Systems for Legal Education, 16 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 265 (2006)

Dennis A. Honabach, Precision Teaching in Law School. An Essay in Support of Student-Centered Teaching and Assessment, 34 U. Toledo L. Rev. 95 (2002-2003)

Stephen M. Johnson, www.lawschool.edu: Legal Education in the Digital Age, 2000 Wis. L. Rev. 85 (2000)

Gene Koo, New Skills, New Learning: Legal Education and the Promise of New Technology (March 26, 2007), Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, Research Publication No. 2007-4, download from Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

William L. Prosser, Lighthouse No Good, 1 J. Legal Educ. 257 (1948), reprinted in 28 Stetson L. Rev. 1017 (1998)

Arturo Lopez Torres and Mary Kay Lundwall, Moving Beyond Langdell II: An Annotated Bibliography of Current Methods of Law Teaching, 35 Gonz. L. Rev. 1 (2000)

Arturo Lopez Torres, MacCrate Goes to Law School: An Annotated Bibliography of Methods for Teaching Lawyering Skills in the Classroom, 77 Neb. L. Rev. 132 (1998)

Arturo L. Torres and Karen E. Harwood, Moving Beyond Langdell: An Annotated Bibliography of Current Methods of Law Teaching, 1994 Gonz. L. Rev. 1 (Special Ed. 1994)

Kent Syverud, Taking Students Seriously: A Guide for New Law Teachers, 43 J. Legal Educ. 247 (1993)

Paul T. Wangerin, Teaching and Learning in Law School: An "Alternative" Bookshelf for Law School Teachers, 1994 Gonz. L. Rev. 49 (1994 special edition)

Douglas J. Whaley, Teaching Law: Advice for the New Professor, 43 Ohio State L.J. 125 (1982)

Organizations and Other Resources

Institute for Law School Teaching: Gonzaga University School of Law established as a clearinghouse for ideas to improve law school education and provide national law school teaching leadership; the Institute also publishes a newsletter on law teaching

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI): distributes computer-assisted law lessons for students, provides software for faculty to develop computer-assisted lessons, and sponsors an annual conference that examines a broad range of issues regarding technology and teaching in law schools

Association of American Law Schools (AALS): Provides information on standards for law schools, conferences, law school curriculur innovations, and jobs; also publishes the Journal of Legal Education

American Bar Association (ABA): Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, provides information of standards for law schools (including distance education), a guide to approved law schools, a guide to bar admissions requirements, and more

Teaching and Learning Law Resources for Legal Education: Resource page for law teachers created by Professor Barbara Glesner-Fines at University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School

Students - Learning - Legal Education: Resource page for law teachers created by Professor Professor Vernellia Randall at the University of Dayton Law School

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Site for Educating Lawyers study on teaching and learning in American and Canadian law schools (see books, above)

Educause: a nonprofit association to advance higher education that promotes intelligent use of information technology, provides a clearinghouse of information, and sponsors national and regional conferences on higher education and technology

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence: Penn State University - provides a useful list of tools for teaching and learning in higher education

Humanizing Legal Education Symposium: (2007) Washburn University School of Law - meeting to discuss the adverse effects of law school on students. Now a section of AALS called Balance in Legal Education

Official Standards for Legal Education

American Bar Association: Standards and Rules of Procedure

Association of American Law Schools: ByLaws, Executive Committee Regulations, and Statements of Good Practice.

Law Blogs ("Blawgs") - Subscribe through RSS (learn more about RSS here)

Best Practices for Legal Education: blog for exchanging ideas on current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey’s Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers study

Law Professor Blogs: network of blogs to assist law professors in their scholarship and teaching- for example, the Law School Innovation blog

Legal Scholarship Blog: A service from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law

Out of the Jungle: co-authored blog on the "present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education"

JURIST legal News: University of Pittsburgh School of Law - subscribe to legal news feeds from JURIST's Paper Chase legal news service

Discussion Lists (Listservs - learn more about law Listservs here)

LAWPROF - Discussion list for Law Professors & Lecturers - To join the list, Send the following message to listproc@listproc.kentlaw.edu, or listserv@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu:  subscribe lawprof Your name, Position, Institution

E-Teach - List for discussion of electronic teaching and learning issues in law schools - To join the list, send the following message to listproc@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu: subscribe e-teach your name, your position, your institution

Other discussion lists - There are dozens of other discussion lists covering various areas of specialization