Friday, September 11, 2009

Northwest regional conference, report #6

Saturday afternoon continued with a session on the theme of "transitions." 

Connie Krontz of Seattle University talked about helping students transition from fact-based to principle-based analogies.  Using the example of a misconduct case, she demonstrated how students could be helped to articulate the principles behind the determination of whether conduct is flagrant and ill-intentioned.

P1030627 Grace Hum of the University of San Francisco discussed moving students from case briefs to case synthesis.  She emphasized the usefulness of the concepts of inherited and processed rules (thanks to Linda Edwards) and used helpful visuals as we developed a synthesized rule about the potential liability related to leaving vehicles unattended with keys in the ignition (is a used car in a lot similar to or different from a bulldozer left at a construction site?).


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