March 28, 2008
OSU's Douglas Whaley Reflects on the Professional Side of a Teacher's Life
An interesting thought piece from retired OSU law prof Douglas J. Whaley: Teaching Law: Thoughts on Retirement, 68 Ohio St. L.J. 1387 (2007) [Westlaw]. From the introduction:
In 1982, I published an article entitled Teaching Law: Advice for the New Professor, which gained some currency in legal education circles. Alas, it has become dated by time, though I stand by many of its basic precepts. I will not repeat here my original advice on many topics, such as how to choose a casebook and how to get ready for your first class or your first exam, but I would like to elaborate on some of the advice I gave twenty-five years ago and then add a new thought or two.
In 2004, after more than three decades in law teaching, I retired from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (though I have returned as an adjunct professor to teach the odd course here and there). Retirement is an interesting experience, and very pleasurable (there have to be some advantages to growing old), but inevitably leads to introspection and summation on that which has gone before. What follows are my conclusions about the professional side of a teacher's life, addressed to the teacher-reader in the second person.
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