I write occasionally for the Best Practices in Legal Education blog and I recently posted the following: This post riffs on this post, which describes benefits of formative assessments and suggests some ways to do them. It cites research showing that rewards aren’t sufficient motivation for students to learn and argues that using good formative … Continue reading Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn
In Part 2, I described how my interest in improving dispute resolution theory led to the development of the Stone Soup Project. This part describes how my interest in improving legal education relates to this project. It suggests ways that faculty can be creative in incorporating more of the real world into their teaching, particularly … Continue reading Creating Knowledge Together – Part 3: Using A “Focus Group Class” in Any Course
As I described in this recent post, we decided that the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project would defer developing a centralized database but pursue the same goals in a decentralized stone soup project. In particular, we still encourage faculty to assign students to collect qualitative data about actual dispute resolution practice, starting next year. … Continue reading Revised Stone Soup Documents
In a series of posts, particularly this one, I wrote that the University of Missouri had tentatively planned to develop a database of reports about actual cases. As described in my post, Creating Knowledge Together, the underlying goal was for faculty, students, scholars, practitioners, educational institutions, and professional associations to collaborate to produce, disseminate, and … Continue reading Creating Knowledge Together – Part 2
At the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference last month, Rishi Batra, Noam Ebner, Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff, Sanda Kaufman, and I led a session entitled, “Making Negotiation Theory More Helpful for Practitioners.” This session grew out of the Tower of Babel symposium last fall. We presented some of our own thoughts about negotiation theory and spent … Continue reading What Theory Do Practitioners Want?
Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have been doing a fabulous service for our community every year by conducting the “Resource Share” sessions at the ABA’s Legal Educators Colloquium. They not only lead these entertaining sessions, but they also compile the collected resources, which I recently posted. Even though you have (hopefully) just finished grading for … Continue reading Readings for Next Year’s Courses
From TFFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Hi everyone It was great catching up with so many of you are the ABA DR Section Conference in San Francisco. Kudos to our colleagues Alyson Carrel and Kelly Olson (conference co-chairs) and outgoing Chair Nancy Welsh for putting on such a great event (and also to all … Continue reading Resource Share Documents
My colleague, Rafael Gely, and I are developing the University of Missouri “Stone Soup” Case Database project as I previously mentioned. This post includes links to some short documents with more detail about the content and process of our planning. And it invites you to respond with your comments, suggestions, and commitments to participate. Overview … Continue reading Developing the University of Missouri “Stone Soup” Case Database