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Teaching in a Larger Social Context: Using Simulations to Demonstrate Socioeconomic Principles and Relevance to Law

18 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2007  

Kenneth Glenn Dau-Schmidt

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Jeffrey Evans Stake

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Abstract

A single action of an individual is highly influenced not only by personal interests and desires, but also by a complex network of social influences. Because of this vast outside social pressure within society, the legal ramifications of individual action must also be studied in a multidimensional way to incorporate these social values. One effective means to do so is to begin linking the socioeconomic paradigm into traditional legal study through the use of teaching simulations. This article brings forth a new method involving hand-on simulations and outlines its necessity within the legal sphere. Through these simulations, students are able to have an active and experiential concept of the way in which personal and social values influence reasonable action.

Keywords: Socioeconomic, Simulation, Social Context Jurisprudence, Teaching

Suggested Citation

Dau-Schmidt, Kenneth Glenn and Stake, Jeffrey Evans, Teaching in a Larger Social Context: Using Simulations to Demonstrate Socioeconomic Principles and Relevance to Law. San Diego Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1010726

Kenneth Glenn Dau-Schmidt (Contact Author)

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Jeffrey Evans Stake

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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Bloomington, IN 47405
United States
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