Tuesday, April 7, 2009
PowerPoint has caused a good deal of angst in the LawProf blogosphere. Although I appreciate the arguments that it impedes learning, I'm firmly planted in the pro-PowerPoint vineyard. I like being able to present complicated hypotheticals on the screen. Moreover, writing the slides before class forces me to be concise and order my lectures with some precision. But most of all, I love integrating pictures into the classroom narrative. I think the class discussion really jumps to life when students can see exactly what's at stake. With that in mind, I thought I'd try to round-up some of the best pictures I use in class. The Dukeminier casebook has a link to a really neat series of slides on the Van Valkenburgh v. Lutz case. Here's a picture of a duck decoy if you teach Keeble. And, if you teach Armory v. Delamirie, there are a ton of wonderful pics of the real Paul de Lamerie and his work. If you have other pics that you wouldn't mind sharing (maybe you went on a Property Case Safari), send me an email and I'll post them on the website and praise your keen photographic eye.
pic: The Van Valkenburgh Property