Designing Research Assignments to Encourage Critical Thinking and Creative Problem-Solving Skills

19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 174 (2011)

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Linda Kawaguchi

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Advanced legal research (ALR) courses are unique in that they provide continual and immediate feedback to both students and teachers over the course of the semester. Unlike traditional doctrinal courses, ALR typically employs a variety of teaching methods and students receive multiple forms of assessment. This level of interaction allows teachers to respond quickly when students are struggling with specific concepts or need clarification. This article analyzes lessons learned from two assignments.

Keywords: Research assignment, critical thinking, ALR, assessment

Suggested Citation

Kawaguchi, Linda, Designing Research Assignments to Encourage Critical Thinking and Creative Problem-Solving Skills (2011). 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 174 (2011) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2640274

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