Beyond Best Practices: Lessons from Tina Stark About the First Day of Class

27 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2016 Last revised: 13 Jun 2017

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Emily Grant

Washburn University School of Law

Date Written: July 12, 2016

Abstract

This Article reviews and expands the literature on best practices in a narrow subset -- the first day of class. As the same time it seeks to convey words of wisdom from one of the most well-known and highly-regarded legal educators: Tina Stark, a giant in transactional drafting. The first day of any law school class can be fraught with tension and nerves, even for professors. This article presents advice from Professor Stark, supplemented with guidance from best practices research, so that professors can take advantage of the opportunities that the first day of class offers to set the tone for a successful semester.

Keywords: pedagogy, tina stark, first day

Suggested Citation

Grant, Emily, Beyond Best Practices: Lessons from Tina Stark About the First Day of Class (July 12, 2016). 95 Oregon Law Review 397 (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808808 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2808808

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