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 - Fredric G. 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, mediationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 2, 2009 ; Last revised: December 13, 2012
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