These teaching tools, compiled and shared by innovative professors from around the country, are designed to assist other legal educators in enhancing their classrooms to better equip students with the skills and core competencies they need to practice as new attorneys. Collaboration among legal educators and law schools will be an important piece of any significant change in legal education, and this is a place to share and exchange teaching materials and resources.
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers produces written materials and recommendations that stem from our conferences, research, surveys, and work within the realm of advancing legal education. This category contains conference materials and our publications, which identify and develop ideas and strategies to train new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism.
A collection of resources that discuss a wide range of teaching strategies, which go beyond the traditional Socratic classroom dialogue, including materials on assessments and exams; clinics; applying cognitive research; cooperative learning; hybrid, blended, and/or online learning; integrating technology in the classroom; applying learning theories; rubrics; and simulations.
These course portfolios are shared here by professors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in legal education; who have incorporated into their own teaching the Carnegie apprenticeships and a commitment to producing more practice-ready and professional graduates; and who demonstrate a willingness to share their expertise and experiences with others who want to develop these courses at their own institutions. Portfolios include background material, video tutorials, teaching methods, recommendations and strategies for adaptation, and outcomes.
Professors who have shared their innovative course portfolios also provide here the materials they use in their class, in the hopes that other law professors might find them helpful in developing their own practice-based classrooms. Materials include syllabi, assignments, assessments and exams, evaluations, student work, rubrics, and textbooks and readings.
Our collection of resources is also categorized by various areas of law, to make your search for relevant materials easier and more relevant to your particular classroom or interests. Browse materials in civil procedure, contract law, corporate law, criminal law, elder law, employment and labor law, family law, government law and policy, health law, intellectual property law, international law, litigation, tort law, and transactional law. We've also created categories for first-year courses, legal skills, legal writing, and professional responsibility and ethics.
A growing number of law schools are addressing the need for reform in legal education strategically to meet the changing demands of the legal community. Here, you can review some innovative approaches currently underway.