Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Paul Figley (American) has published "Using Problems to Teach Quantitative Damages in a First Year Torts Class" in the Journal of Legal Education. The article discusses methods to teach 1Ls how to actually calculate damages in a torts case, such a future income. Figley suggests a "Festival of Damages" class day, where "the students serve as advocates, judges, and reporters to discuss and argue specific damages issues." The article provides instructions for how to incorporate this idea into your own class.