This guide is designed to provide JMLS faculty members with information and links to resources to assist in their classroom instruction.
In addition to the resources found on this page, the law school hosts an annual teaching effectiveness workshop. In February 2011, Professor Sophie Sparrow of the University of New Hampshire School of Law presented the workshop "Assessing Student Learning in Law School Courses." To obtain copies of the workshop materials, please contact Jamie Sommer, Student Services Librarian.
Teaching Resources on the Web
The Institute provides valuable resources including: the Idea of the Month focusing on an innovative instructional technique, featured articles and publications related to law teaching, The Law Teacher newsletter (2x/year) and an annual conference. Sign up for the Institute's email Alert Service to stay updated about new articles, publications and conferences.
The Renaissance Report is an interactive online Journal of Legal Education in Transition. It is a broad based, up-to-date resource of innovations in curriculum and teaching methods in law schools and K-12, college prep, undergraduate education, online learning, technology, and business training that can be applied to legal education.
Barbara Glesner Fines is a law professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She has compiled a number of links to organizations, blogs, projects, conferences, articles and other resources related to teaching law.
Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University's Center for Legal Pedagogy publishes Law School Teaching Innovations/Tips a pedagogical newsletter published online during the academic year by the Center for faculty and scholars to exchange teaching ideas.
Best Practices for Legal Education
ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The ProfHacker blog delivers tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education.