From Philly to Fayetteville: Reflections on Teaching Criminal Law in the First Year

16 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2009 Last revised: 18 Mar 2013

Brian Gallini

University of Arkansas - School of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This Essay explores my experience teaching first-year Criminal Law and offers responses to questions like: (1) how many credits should the Criminal Law course receive; (2) what should one include in the syllabus; (3) how much of what is in the syllabus must be covered; and (4) even if students forget the many nuances of the course, what should they absolutely take away from the course. The Essay concludes by offering some limited comments directed gently to my senior colleagues about teaching this generation of first-year law students.

Keywords: Criminal law, first year, teaching, course credit, syllabus, credits, students, class, rape, casebook

JEL Classification: K14, K19

Suggested Citation

Gallini, Brian, From Philly to Fayetteville: Reflections on Teaching Criminal Law in the First Year (2010). Temple Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 475, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1348627

Brian Gallini (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas - School of Law ( email )

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Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States
479-575-6973 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://law.uark.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-biography.html?user=bgallini

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