The Hypothetical Case in the Classroom

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 37, p. 405, 1987

4 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2011  

Scott J. Burnham

Gonzaga University School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 1987

Abstract

This article suggests a novel teaching method in which the instructor creates a case out of whole cloth. A number of examples found in casebooks are discussed, and the author presents a case that can be used to introduce performance issues in the Contracts class. The hypothetical case can be particularly useful to present different theories in concurring and dissenting opinions so the student sees how the same topic can be looked at through a variety of lenses.

Keywords: law teaching, contracts, teaching methods

Suggested Citation

Burnham, Scott J., The Hypothetical Case in the Classroom (July 1, 1987). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 37, p. 405, 1987. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1965036

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