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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2

Last year, I started teaching my first-year contracts course with the aid of a LibGuide, as discussed in this previous post.   To review, here are the advantages of the LibGuide

  • I have all the cases, as well as links to Restatement and UCC sections and exercises that I use in the class (and then some), edited to my tastes and available to the students whether or not they have their hard copies with them;
  • Cuts the costs of buying course materials from $150-200 to $15;
  • Enables me to change the readings for my course in ways that I choose rather than in ways that casebook editors choose;
  • Much easier to deal with (for me and my students) than Blackboard (the Voldemort of educational technology); and
  • Provides helpful links to CALI guides, other study aids, contracts videos, and old exams

Debra DenslawThe original curator of the LibGuide, whose name escapes me, has gone on to take a position at another law school.  Drat.

But the good news is that Debra Denslaw (pictured) is now helping us to keep the LibGuide up to date.

I would welcome suggestions for ways to improve the LibGuide.  If you have free materials that would be helpful for first year students to which we could link, please let me know, and we will try to find a place for them on the LibGuide.  Anyone who would like to use the LibGuide for their teaching is welcome to do so.  

For fans of the blog who find it hard to find those memorable blog posts relevant to the cases you can teach, we gone through the blog and placed below each case links to posts that relate to that case.

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