Jay Gary Finkelstein, DLA Piper: “Using Experiential Learning & Collaborative Teaching to Train ‘Practice Aware’ Lawyers”
Jay Gary Finkelstein is a partner at DLA Piper LLP and holds adjunct positions at American, Stanford, Berkeley, and Georgetown, where he teaches transactional law. His presentation, “Using Experiential Learning & Collaborative Teaching to Train ‘Practice Aware’ Lawyers,” was presented in the Teaching for the 21st Century Pod in the 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference. His presentation focuses on successes and challenges of collaborative teaching and experiential learning, as well as involving more practitioners in the classroom, particularly to teach practical skills and transactional law.
Finkelstein has practiced corporate and securities law for over thirty years, focusing on international and domestic negotiated transactions. He is the co-author (with Prof. Daniel Bradlow) of Negotiating Business Transactions: An Extended Simulation Course (Aspen Coursebook Series, 2013). He is also the co-author (with Prof. Karl Okamoto) of the article, “Simulations: Collaborative Experiential Learning,” in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (Special 2013, No. 3). Mr. Finkelstein is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B., 1975, magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1978, magna cum laude).
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