The Lawyer's Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation

22 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2013  

Dana Malkus

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Scott Stevenson

Independent

Eric J. Gouvin

Western New England University School of Law

Usha Rodrigues

University of Georgia Law School

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This Article is the transcript of a panel presented at Emory’s Third Biennial Conference on Transactional Education. The panel focuses on techniques for teaching risk allocation as part of transactional skills classes. The panelists describe their approaches to teaching risk allocation, from syllabus design to final evaluations. How can a professor help students to understand the basic concepts of risk, the role risk plays in business and legal decisions, and how they can help clients manage risk. The techniques for teaching risk allocation include hypotheticals, visual aids, and hands-on assignments. The panelists each take their students down a different path to arrive at similar locations.

Keywords: risk allocation, risk management, legal education, business transactions, teaching strategies, transactional skills

Suggested Citation

Malkus, Dana and Stevenson, Scott and Gouvin, Eric J. and Rodrigues, Usha, The Lawyer's Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation (2013). Transactions, Vol. 14, p. 319, 2013; Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2314042

Dana Malkus

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

Scott Stevenson

Independent

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Eric Joseph Gouvin (Contact Author)

Western New England University School of Law ( email )

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States
(413) 796-2031 (Phone)
(413) 796-2038 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www1.wne.edu/law/about/deans-bio.cfm

Usha Rodrigues

University of Georgia Law School ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States
706-242-5562 (Phone)

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