Law students' wellbeing and giving a PHUC

Law students’ wellbeing and giving a PHUC

Law teachers need to talk about the physical and emotional demands of legal practice. What about talking about law students' wellbeing and giving a PHUC?

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Creating law school 'moments'

Creating law school ‘moments’

I recently came across a post on Education Week - 'The Secret to Student Engagement' - written by Chip and Dan Heath. The editors identified it as one of their '10 Big Ideas in Education'. It's a short summary of their book 'The Power of Moments'. Their argument is simple - 'meaningful experiences ... stand …

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Lesson plans for law school

'My tutor was disorganised.' It's a pretty common response in student satisfaction surveys. But there are tools out there to help you with planning and improve student satisfaction. In this post, we will look at lesson plans for law school. In an earlier post, we looked at lesson planning specifically for case note writing. But …

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Could collaborative planning improve law students’ performance?

Imagine for a minute that you are running your own law school. Got it? Now imagine a wealthy philanthropist gifted you $80 million to improve your law students' performance. But there's a condition. You have to spend the money on individual law teachers' salaries and development. No-brainer right? You'd think that student achievement would improve. …

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Some practical steps to teaching case note research in law school

Writing case notes is a common form of assessment in law school, especially with first-year law students, as a way of exposing them to basic legal research, writing and thinking skills before moving on to substantive subjects.  More importantly, the preparation of a case note is usually the first taste first-year law students have of …

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