Micro-Lawyering and Simulations in Trusts and Estates Courses
12 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2021
Date Written: 2014
This article provides a description of the microlawyering and simulation exercises I use in my three trusts and estates courses. An ideal exposure to trusts and estates practice is gained through microlawyering – a term I use to mean small-scale, real legal experiences. In addition to microlawyering, simulations offer students the opportunity to develop skills in a practice-like context. Unbound by the restrictions of real legal practice, simulations are remarkably flexible and well-suited to a variety of classes. Like microlawyering, simulations illustrate the importance of learning to do and not just to think. They can be critical in not only providing experience and feedback in a safe setting, but in developing confidence in nascent lawyers.
Keywords: teaching, trusts and estates, simulations, practice, skills
JEL Classification: K39
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