Margaret Hahn-Dupont, Northeastern University School of Law: “Expanded Active Learning: Moving Beyond the Classroom”
Margarent Hahn-Dupont is a Professor at Northeastern University School of Law. She was part of the 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference and presented within the Simulations, Feedback, & Assessment Pod. Her talk, “Expanded Active Learning: Moving Beyond the Classroom,” she says that as law professors, on the front line of training new lawyers, we need to teach our students to think independently, to challenge our students to continue their active learning beyond the classroom. She explains that expanded learning is particularly important in the context of legal writing and that students need to learn the art of self-critique and self-editing in order to learn how to think analytically and critically about their work. This is essential because lawyers write. It is what we do.
Professor Hahn-Dupont teaches Legal Research and Writing and Advanced Legal Writing at Northeastern University School of Law. Before joining Northeastern, she previously taught in the Lawyering Program at New York University, and has taught first-year and upper-level Legal Research and Writing courses at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham University School of Law (where she also taught in the LL.M. program) and Boston University School of Law. Professor Hahn-Dupont received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
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