Friday, May 11, 2007

shifting the focus of LRW instruction

Emory University School of Law recently announced that Tina Stark will be joining its faculty this fall, as Executive Director of their new Transactional Law Center, with the title “Professor in the Practice of Law.”

The legal academy's emphasis on teaching students to "think like lawyers" has mostly meant teaching them to "think like litigators."  Emory's goal is to teach students to think like transactional lawyers, like deal lawyers.  Professor Stark will teach contract drafting and also train a group of adjunct faculty to teach contract drafting and other transactional skills courses.  The Transactional Law Center also will be holding conferences and sponsoring research on the teaching of transactional law and skills.

hat tip:  Prof. Anne M. Rector, Emory University


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