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Reading, Writing, and Questions in Advance: Teaching English Legal History


Daniel M. Klerman


USC Gould School of Law

May 2, 2013

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 13-9

Abstract:     
This short essay describes and explains a teaching method with four key elements: (1) telling students in advance the questions to be discussed in the next class, (2) requiring some students to submit written answers to the questions before class, (3) assigning only short, primary source readings, (4) banning laptops, recording classes, and distributing PowerPoint slides. This method enhances the quality of class discussion and helps students appreciate the importance of careful reading of primary sources. With minor modifications, this method can also be used for modern law classes.

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Date posted: May 3, 2013  

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Klerman, Daniel M., Reading, Writing, and Questions in Advance: Teaching English Legal History (May 2, 2013). USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 13-9. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2259897

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