Damages: Using a Case Study to Teach Law, Lawyering, and Dispute Resolution
University of Missouri School of Law
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Leonard L. Riskin
University of Florida - Levin College of Law
June 30, 2004
Journal of Dispute Resolution, Vol. 2004, No. 1, 2004
Seven law school faculty members and one practicing attorney recently developed and taught a wholly new kind of law course based on an already published case study, Damages: One Family's Legal Struggles in the World of Medicine, by Barry Werth, an investigative reporter who spent several years researching to write the book. Damages, an in-depth account of a medical malpractice case, presents the perspectives of the injured family, the defendant physician, the lawyers, and the three mediators. In this Symposium Introduction, the authors provide a summary of Werth's book, explain why they decided to create a course based on his book, describe the course, and suggest ways that other law schools might use the course materials they developed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: legal education, dispute resolution, mediation
Date posted: September 2, 2009 ; Last revised: September 22, 2015
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