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15 Law Tchr. 1 (2008-2009)

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INSTITUTE FOR LAW    Gonzaga and Washburn to Co-Sponsor
TEACHING ANDLEARNING Institute Under New (and Old) Leadership

Promoting the science
and art of teaching
The Law Teacher, Volume XV, Number 1
The Law Teacher is published twice a year by the
Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. It provides a
forum for ideas for improving teaching and learning in
law schools and informs law teachers of the activities
of the Institute.
Opinions expressed in The Law Teacher are those of
the individual authors. They are not necessarily the
opinions of the editors or of the Institute.
Co-Editors:
Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerald Hess
Co-Directors:
Gerald Hess and Michael Hunter Schwartz
Advisory Committee:
Megan Ballard (Gonzaga)
Charles Calleros (Arizona State)
R. Lawrence Dessem (Missouri-Columbia)
Steve Friedland (Elon)
Barbara Glesner Fines (UMKC)
Daniel Keating (Washington at St. Louis)
Joe Knight (Washington)
Larry Krieger (Florida State)
Greg Munro (Montana)
Bill Rich (Washburn)
Sophie Sparrow (Franklin Pierce)
Paulette J. Williams (Tennessee)
Laurie Zimet (Hastings)
@2008 Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.
Gonzaga University School of Law and Washburn
University School of Law. All rights reserved.
ISSN No. 1072-0499
I   side.. .
Call for Presentations: Summer Conference of
the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning ....... 3
It's What You Say And How You Say It ...................... 4
Using a Wiki to Increase Student Engagement
in  A dm inistrative Law   .............................................. 5
A Model Faculty Mentoring Protocol ......................... 6
The  D irty  D ozen  .............................................................. 8
Teaching Outside the Box: Focus on Learning ....... 10
Deposition Techniques & the Socratic Method ...... 11
The Use of Clickers in the Law School Classroom 13
The Sixth Strategy: Integrating the Law School
and Business School Case Methods ..................... 15
Showing Students That Outlining Is Not a
Foreign  A ctivity  ........................................................ 17
Thng inThee   - Utliin Tios-
a i gu s i  Lo k ..............................1

By Professors Gerry Hess and Michael Hunter Schwartz
Co-Directors, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning

If you are familiar with the Institute
for Law Teaching and Learning
and The Law Teacher, you probably
already have noticed some changes.
You are reading The Law Teacher in
a new format, electronic. Washburn
University School of Law is now listed
alongside Gonzaga as a co-sponsor of
the Institute and of The Law Teacher, and
we describe ourselves as the co-directors
of the Institute. Finally, we refer to
the Institute as the Institute for Law
Teaching and Learning, and not as the
Institute for Law School Teaching. We
are thrilled to announce that Gonzaga
University School of Law and Washburn
University School of Law have decided
to collaborate in a joint sponsorship of
the renamed and reconstituted Institute
for Law Teaching and Learning, and
the two of us have agreed to co-direct
the Institute. While we celebrate the
Institute's past, we also envision an
exciting future in which the Institute
builds not only on its own reputation as
a leader in legal education but also on
the energy and excitement generated by
the publications of Carnegie's EDUCATING
LAWYERS and CLEA's BEST PRACTICES FOR
LEGAL EDUCATION.
Here's our vision for how we'd like to
build on the Institute's past success.
The name change reflects less a change
in direction and more our sense that
the Institute always has been about
learning. The Institute has championed
the notion that a teaching technique or

idea only has value to the degree that it
leads to learning. Thus, adding the word
learning signifies, both to those who
know the Institute and to those who
don't, that the Institute will focus on the
law teaching practices, habits of mind,
attitudes, personal qualities and beliefs
that help law students learn.
We plan to continue the Institute's
successful and popular annual
conferences. The Institute has sponsored
13 conferences since its inception in 1991.
Addressing such topics as assessment,
innovative teaching methods, and
reflection, the conferences have drawn
legal educators from throughout the
United States and Canada, allowing
professors interested in growing as law
teachers to get together, exchange ideas
in formal and informal settings, and
to re-find inspiration and renew our
commitment to our students. Some of
the future conferences, including this
summer's conference - Implementing
BEST PRACTICES and EDUCATING LAWYERS:
Teaching Skills and Professionalism Across
the Curriculum (take a look at the Call
for Presentations on page 3) - will be
held at Gonzaga. Others will be held at
Washburn. And we hope to replicate
the Institute's past successes in holding
conferences at other law schools
interested in promoting teaching and
learning, such as the Institute's past
conferences at Suffolk, John Marshall,
and Franklin Pierce.
- continued on page 2
THE LAW TEACHER | FALL 2008|1

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