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To Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Allow Students to Be Practice Ready, We Must Move Well Beyond the Lecture Format

Elon Law Review, Vol. 8:443

18 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2016  

Joni Larson

Indiana Institute of Technology - Indiana Tech Law School

Date Written: July 19, 2016

Abstract

Casebooks are constructed around the case method of teaching - reading appellate opinions to understand the law. However, when the case method approach is compared to what an attorney is expected to do in practice, there is a definite gap. If students are to emerge from law school with practice ready skills, they must be given the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of skills and develop the necessary qualities that will allow them to effectively and efficiently enter the practice of law. Examples are given for how to incorporate skills into the learning environment.

Keywords: case method, skills

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Larson, Joni, To Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Allow Students to Be Practice Ready, We Must Move Well Beyond the Lecture Format (July 19, 2016). Elon Law Review, Vol. 8:443. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811744

Joni Larson (Contact Author)

Indiana Institute of Technology - Indiana Tech Law School ( email )

1600 E. Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
United States

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