Friday, May 20, 2011
Wanted: Teaching Materials for Practicum Courses
Recently on Concurring Opinions, Jessica Erickson (Richmond) posted on her experience in developing a practicum course on Corporate Fraud & Litigation. She found the effort to be a demanding one.
In light of the lack of materials for practicum courses, she notes that adjuncts will tend to teach these courses only when the course materials are readily available. Thus the lack of materials for a particular type of course will dissuade adjuncts (and probably many full-timers) from teaching the course. Professor Erickson notes that authors and publishers should be attracted to this untapped market for suitable materials.