Jeremiah Ho, University of Mass. School of Law (Dartmouth): “Not Your Father’s Case Method: Bringing Skills into Doctrinal Courses”
Jeremiah A. Ho is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth. Professor Ho presented with the Active Learning Pod at the 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference. His talk, “Not Your Father’s Case Method: Bringing Skills into Doctrinal Courses,” deals with shaping students to be more proficient at seeing law in a real world context, so that they can further their practice of legal reasoning. Law can at times appear abstract and lofty, which prevents students from actively engaging with the practice of law. He asserts that in three thoughtful steps, we can structure precise moments into a course where both skills and doctrinal teaching are maximized for a more organic investigation of law.
At the University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, Professor Ho teaches Contracts, Products Liability, and Remedies. In the area of legal education, he is contributing faculty at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, and an editor for The Learning Curve, the official publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support. In addition to his contribution at the conference, Professor Ho also hosted a webinar for LegalED focusing on flipping the law classroom. The webinar can be viewed at this location: http://legaledweb.com/new-page-1/?rq=webinar.
LegalED aims to harness the power of the internet for legal educations. It facilitates blended or flipped learning – by migrating lectures to the web, LegalED frees up classtime for active learning that challenges students to learn the essential lawyering competencies while they are in law school. Professors may assign the videos in any combination for students to view outside of the classroom for active learning that challenges students to learn the essential lawyering competencies while they are in law school. LegalED seeks to develop and maintain a vibrant online community of teachers and students of the law, creating a central hub for the community. Through the video collection, teachers can be inspired to borrow, adapt, and bring great teaching moments into their own courses. With an internet platform, LegalED opens up formerly isolated classrooms by sharing showcasing, celebrating and inspiring innovative teaching. Simply put, the vision of LegalED is to inspire innovation in legal education. Join the movement!
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