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Damages: Using a Case Study to Teach Law, Lawyering, and Dispute Resolution

10 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2009 Last revised: 22 Sep 2015

Melody Daily

University of Missouri School of Law

Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Leonard L. Riskin

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords: legal education, dispute resolution, mediation

Suggested Citation

Daily, Melody and Guthrie, Chris and Riskin, Leonard L., Damages: Using a Case Study to Teach Law, Lawyering, and Dispute Resolution (June 30, 2004). Journal of Dispute Resolution, Vol. 2004, No. 1, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1465160

Melody Daily

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

Missouri Avenue & Conley Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States
615-322-6823 (Phone)
615-322-6631 (Fax)

Leonard L. Riskin (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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