Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Putting Your Class Goals in The Syllabus

I have advocated stating the class goals in detail in the syllabus.  This helps students focus on the proper things and gives them purposes with the course.  Having a purpose aids learning.

Rick Garnett has posted an excellent class syllabus for criminal law containing course aims and goals on the PrawfsBlawg.  I also like the fact that he has listed the reasons criminal law is a required course for everyone.

(Scott Fruehwald)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2019/12/putting-your-class-goals-in-the-syllabus.html

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We are required to include course goals in the syllabus (though because there is a long list of what is required to be included, I put much of it in a linked document to prevent clutter). My understanding was that this is an ABA recommendation or requirement; perhaps I am wrong about that. In any event, it certainly helps to have all of this information in writing and available to students.

Posted by: JAMES EDWARD MAULE | Dec 19, 2019 6:10:39 AM

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