Teaching Remedies as Problem-Solving: Keeping it Real

57 Saint Louis University Law Journal (2013)

U of Akron Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-04

22 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2013 Last revised: 10 Feb 2013

Tracy A. Thomas

University of Akron School of Law

Date Written: January 31, 2013

Abstract

Problem-solving is ubiquitous as the trendy mantra of what lawyers and regular people are supposed to be learning for better dispute resolution. Critics of legal education, like the influential 2007 Carnegie Report and before that the MacCrate Report, have focused on problem-solving as an important aspect of teaching legal rules by contextualizing the doctrine with professional judgment and practical meaning for clients. This Essay explains what the problem method means to me in the context of teaching Remedies. It details exactly how a professor might pedagogically adopt a problem-method approach in her class. It explores the potential benefits from this approach for student interest, learning and assessment, and development of twenty-first century competencies.

Keywords: remedies, problem solving, teaching

Suggested Citation

Thomas, Tracy A., Teaching Remedies as Problem-Solving: Keeping it Real (January 31, 2013). 57 Saint Louis University Law Journal (2013); U of Akron Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2209791

Tracy A. Thomas (Contact Author)

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