What I Learned about Teaching Law by Being an Art Student

Journal of Legal Education, American Association of Law Schools

37 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2021 Last revised: 18 Apr 2022

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Michael Thomas Colatrella Jr.

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Date Written: April 5, 2021

Abstract

This article relates lessons that I learned about teaching law from my time as an art student in an atelier system that are supported by science-based pedagogical best practices. I review these pedological best practices, citing numerous studies, and provide detailed examples of how these best practices transformed my Mediation course and Professional Development course.

Keywords: teaching, pedagogy, pedagogical, mediation, learning, legal education, education, dispute resolution, teaching methods

Suggested Citation

Colatrella Jr., Michael Thomas, What I Learned about Teaching Law by Being an Art Student (April 5, 2021). Journal of Legal Education, American Association of Law Schools, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3819983

Michael Thomas Colatrella Jr. (Contact Author)

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law ( email )

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Sacramento, CA 95817
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