Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The ABA’s Legal Education, ADR and Problem Solving (LEAPS) Project has developed some materials to help law school faculty incorporate some instruction in practical problem-solving in various courses. Many of the ideas would require little or no additional time for instructors or students. For example, when discussing selected cases in doctrinal courses, faculty can frame questions in the context of client interviews or counseling or negotiation between lawyers instead of appellate arguments.
The project has also assembled panels of consultants in eight subject areas to provide advice and materials specific to those subjects. Torts is one of the subjects included.
The website has a lot of useful information about teaching techniques generally and links to other resources: http://leaps.uoregon.edu/.
Thanks to Sarah Cole (Ohio State) for the tip.