Student Teaching and the Law

Student Teaching and the Law

Author: Perry A. Zirkel

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607095118

Category: Education

Page: 116

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This volume fills that gap in the burgeoning literature of education law that lacks a comprehensive and current source specific to student teaching.

The Art of Law Teaching

The Art of Law Teaching

Author: Lutz-Christian Wolff

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811591488

Category: Law

Page: 127

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Written by an award-winning professor with over 25 years of experience, this book explains comprehensively the different facets of law teaching from the law teacher’s perspective. It uniquely covers numerous topics which have been ignored by the legal education literature so far, but which are of immense importance for the success of law students, law schools and—last but not least—the day-to-day work of law teachers themselves. These topics include the goals of law teaching, the factors that lead to successful law teaching, special characteristics of good law teachers, different ways of preparing for in-class success, face-to-face versus online teaching, the in-class teaching experience, assessments, teaching evaluations, the design of new courses and programmes, the teacher–student and the teacher–teacher relationship, the importance of teaching administration as well as the future of law teaching in the digital age. The author approaches various themes from the viewpoint of his own experience. He tells his very personal stories of classroom success and failure, of enthusiasm, fun and disappointments when dealing with law students, of accomplishments and frustrations when considering learning outcomes and of surprises when dealing with red tape. He thus allows the readership to grasp different aspects of law teaching in a very hands-own way and facilitates the understanding of the underlying often rather complex human-to-human relationships. This book should be in the bookshelf of any law teacher. As it covers a wide spectrum of so far unexplored legal education issues, it is also an invaluable source at the start of a law teaching career, but also for established law teachers who wish to reflect on their own teaching approaches. A rich body of cross-references to the existing literature makes the book a powerful tool for research on any aspect of legal education. Last but not least, the author’s ironic sense of himself and of the law teacher profession makes the book a very entertaining read for anybody who always wanted to know what law teaching really is (and is not) about.

Teaching Law

Teaching Law

Author: Robin West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107044531

Category: Law

Page: 257

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This book suggests reforms to improve legal education and responds to concerns that law schools eschew the study of justice.

Teaching Legal Research

Teaching Legal Research

Author: Barbara Bintliff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317986720

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Legal research is a fundamental skill for all law students and attorneys. Regardless of practice area or work venue, knowledge of the sources and processes of legal research underpins the legal professional’s work. Academic law librarians, as research experts, are uniquely qualified to teach legal research. Whether participating in the mandatory, first-year law school curriculum or offering advanced or specialized legal research instruction, law librarians have the up-to-date knowledge, the broad view of the field, and the expertise to provide the best legal research instruction possible. This collection offers both theoretical and practical guidance on legal research education from the perspectives of the law librarian. Containing well-reasoned, analytical articles on the topic, the volume explains and supports the law librarian’s role in legal research instruction. The contributors to this book, all experts in teaching legal research, challenge academic law librarians to seize their instructional role in the legal academy. This book was based on a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Teaching Law and Criminal Justice Through Popular Culture

Teaching Law and Criminal Justice Through Popular Culture

Author: Julian Hermida

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000170634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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This volume shows how university and college professors can create an engaging environment that encourages students to take a deep approach to learning through the use of popular culture stories in law school and in criminal justice classrooms. The use of popular culture (films, TV shows, books, songs, etc.) can enhance the deep learning process by helping students develop cognitive skills, competencies, and practices that are essential for the professional practice of law and criminal justice and which are often neglected in traditional law school and criminal justice curricula. The book covers such topics as: critical thinking skills in legal and criminal justice education the role of popular culture in educating for rapid cognition factors that foster intrinsic motivation using storytelling in law and criminal justice teaching with popular culture stories popular culture and media literacy in the classroom lawyers and criminal justice agents and their dealings with the press influence of popular culture stories in the legal and criminal justice fields regulations for the use of media texts in the legal and criminal justice fields how stereotyping is influenced by popular media how to prepare a promising syllabus or course outline This unique book is the result of the author’s many years of teaching as well as of many meaningful discussions in seminars and teaching and learning workshops that he facilitated. This very easy-to-read and entertaining volume will show readers how to enhance their classes by creating a motivating and engaging environment that will foster students’ deep learning experiences.

Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources

Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources

Author: Gary Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317948056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources is an essential guidebook to teaching lawyers and legal researchers how to find the information they need. Law librarians and reference librarians will welcome its timely, effective, and innovative techniques for facilitating their patrons’legal research. According to the MacCrate Report, legal research is one of the ten essential skills for practicing law, and educating users in research skills is a crucial part of the law librarian’s job. Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources provides you with techniques for training your patrons in effective search strategies. This comprehensive volume will help you offer much more than a list of information on where the data is located. This helpful volume covers the full range of both users and resources, from helping first-year law students find cases in print to helping attorneys learn to use new Web sites and search engines. Its range includes academic, company, and public law libraries. Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources discusses formal ways to teach the skills of research, such as scheduled workshops, one-on-one tutorials, for-credit courses in law schools, and CLE-credit courses in law firms. In addition, it offers hints for seizing the teaching moment when a patron needs help doing research. Teaching Legal Research and Providing Access to Electronic Resources presents practical advice for all aspects of patron education, including: the rival merits of process-oriented versus results-oriented learning strategies; coordinating library education programs with courses in legal writing; teaching foreign and international legal research; using learning style theory for more effective classes; helping patrons overcome computer anxiety; lower-cost alternatives to Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw; using technology to deliver reference services.

Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique

Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique

Author: John W Cairns

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748682157

Category: Law

Page: 592

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Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique deals with broad themes in Legal History, such as the development of Scots Law through the major legal thinkers of the Enlightenment, essays on Roman law and miscellaneous essays on the literary and philosophic

Power, Legal Education, and Law School Cultures

Power, Legal Education, and Law School Cultures

Author: Meera E. Deo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429533914

Category: Law

Page: 302

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There is a myth that lingers around legal education in many democracies. That myth would have us believe that law students are admitted and then succeed based on raw merit, and that law schools are neutral settings in which professors (also selected and promoted based on merit) use their expertise to train those students to become lawyers. Based on original, empirical research, this book investigates this myth from myriad perspectives, diverse settings, and in different nations, revealing that hierarchies of power and cultural norms shape and maintain inequities in legal education. Embedded within law school cultures are assumptions that also stymie efforts at reform. The book examines hidden pedagogical messages, showing how presumptions about theory’s relation to practice are refracted through the obfuscating lens of curricula. The contributors also tackle questions of class and market as they affect law training. Finally, this collection examines how structural barriers replicate injustice even within institutions representing themselves as democratic and open, revealing common dynamics across cultural and institutional forms. The chapters speak to similar issues and to one another about the influence of context, images of law and lawyers, the political economy of legal education, and the agency of students and faculty.

Teachers and the Law

Teachers and the Law

Author: Louis Fischer

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015035760373

Category: Students

Page: 480

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This text provides a question and answer format which addresses every aspect of school law from a teacher's and school administrator's perspective. Clearly written and useful to both teachers and school administrators, this text focuses on legal issues reflecting current trends that are important to educators in the 21'st century. The authors designed the text for school professionals seeking an easy to use reference on every important area of school law, including student and employee rights, the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on those rights, and how to understand their legal rights and responsibilities. This up-to-date presentation provides insights into laws governing education as well as court decisions from all 50 states and the federal courts. Guiding legal principles are presented in such a way that educators can easily understand and follow today's trends in the law governing education.

Teachers and the Law

Teachers and the Law

Author: David Schimmel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132564238

Category: Education

Page: 475

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Teachers and the Law uses a unique question and answer format. With the use of engaging and accessible language, the text provides a comprehensive overview of the topics future educators need to know in order to be legally literate and to practice preventative law. The text focuses on legal issues such as sexual harassment, freedom of speech, in-school prayer, rights of homosexual students, child abuse and neglect, affirmative action, home schooling, defamation, and due process---all topics that reflect current trends essential to the success of educators in the 21st century. In addition to these issues, the text analyzes the major laws affecting education today such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and certain copyright laws that apply to classroom and distance learning.

Law and Ethics for Australian Teachers

Law and Ethics for Australian Teachers

Author: Mark Butlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108724760

Category: Education

Page: 275

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Provides an overview of the professional, legal and ethical issues teachers may encounter in the classroom and the school.

Teaching Law and Literature

Teaching Law and Literature

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: 1603290931

Category: Education

Page: 507

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This volume provides a resource for teachers interested in learning about the field of law and literature and shows how to bring its insights to bear in their classrooms, both in the liberal arts and in law schools. Essays in the first section, "Theory and History of the Movement," provide a retrospective of the field and look forward to new developments. The second section, "Model Courses," offers readers an array of possibilities for structuring courses that integrate legal issues with the study of literature, from The Canterbury Tales to current prison literature. In "Texts," the third section, guidance is provided for teaching not only written documents (novels, plays, trial reports) but also cultural objects: digital media, Native American ceremonies, documentary theater, hip-hop. The volume's forty-one contributors investigate what constitutes law and literature and how each informs the other.