Teaching Civil Procedure Using an Integrated Case-Text-And-Problem Method

ST. LOUIS University Law Journal, Vol. 47, No. 91, 2003

22 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2010  

Larry Teply

Creighton University - School of Law

Ralph U. Whitten

Creighton Law School

Date Written: November 28, 2010

Abstract

This article discusses the challenges that exist for law school professors in teaching Civil Procedure to first-year law students. The main challenges that exist relate to the subject area of the material and the difficulty for the students in understanding the subject based on a traditional casebook approach. To remedy these challenges, the article recommends a text-case-note-problem method to teaching Civil Procedure. The article explains each aspect of this method and the benefits of using this method instead of the traditional approach of sequentially reading cases.

Keywords: Civil Procedure, first-year, teaching, cases, problems, overview, text, notes, method, concepts, students, legal education

Suggested Citation

Teply, Larry and Whitten, Ralph U., Teaching Civil Procedure Using an Integrated Case-Text-And-Problem Method (November 28, 2010). ST. LOUIS University Law Journal, Vol. 47, No. 91, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1716489

Larry Teply (Contact Author)

Creighton University - School of Law ( email )

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
United States

Ralph U. Whitten

Creighton Law School ( email )

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
United States
4022802832 (Phone)

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