Learning from Law Professors: An Analysis of What the Best Law Teachers Do

8 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Date Written: June 1, 2020

Abstract

This is a review of the book What the Best Law Teachers Do. While it focuses on law school teachers, nearly all of the book is applicable to teaching undergraduate business law classes. The book is the result of extensive interviews with teachers and students that identify the top traits and practices of twenty-six of the country’s top law school teachers. This review is divided into praise for and mild criticism of the book. I occasionally mention my personal experience with the book’s topics as pertaining to the business law classroom. The review concludes with an alternative reading suggestion.

Keywords: law school teaching, legal teaching pedagogy, Socratic method, What the Best Law Teachers Do, What the Best College Teachers Do

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, Learning from Law Professors: An Analysis of What the Best Law Teachers Do (June 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3616543 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3616543

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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