What Can We Do on Monday to Improve Our Teaching?

8 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2013

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David S. Levine

Elon University School of Law; Stanford University - Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: September 13, 2013


How can I meet the goals that I set for my law students in our current academic and professional environment? Structural changes take time and money. But what can we do, on the cheap, right now? I am here to make three relatively simple suggestions to law professors in tandem with the three general standards for promotion and tenure: listen (teaching), bring your scholarship to your classroom (scholarship), and be attentive to your students’ career objectives beyond the classroom (service). I am proposing conceiving the law professor as a learning guide, and, in that way, the traditional three pillars of promotion and tenure as pedagogical markers for what scholars have called "generative learning."

Keywords: generative learning, teaching, scholarship, service, pedogogy

JEL Classification: I20, K00

Suggested Citation

Levine, David S., What Can We Do on Monday to Improve Our Teaching? (September 13, 2013). Chapman Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2363765

David S. Levine (Contact Author)

Elon University School of Law ( email )

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