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Prenkert, Jamie Darin – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2013
In this article, the author shares his thoughts on being a "scholarly" teacher. He points out that engaging in scholarly activity, which includes publishing as well as other ways to engage with relevant research, like reviewing and editing for journals, can lead to better teaching. This sort of scholarly commitment allows an instructor to maintain…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Scholarship, Writing (Composition), Editing
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Ciocchetti, Corey A. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
This essay encapsulates the author's perspective on how average professors can become highly effective professors. The author asserts that the secret rests in the ability to genuinely connect with students. Connecting really matters--even if it takes some personality adaptation and thrusts academics out of their comfort zones. Many professors fail…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Characteristics
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Oswald, Lynda J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
In this article, the author reflects on her continual journal in regard to improving her teaching skills. She opines that this journey is a story that could resonate with other colleagues to whom teaching is also critically important but to whom it does not come naturally. She describes lessons she learned in her early years of teaching, and she…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Law Related Education, Business Administration Education
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Bennett, Robert B., Jr. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
Legal studies faculty need to take the long view in their academic and professional lives. Taking the long view would seem to be a cliched piece of advice, but too frequently legal studies faculty, like their students, get focused on meeting the next short-term hurdle--getting through the next class, grading the next stack of papers, making it…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Ethics, Teaching Methods
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Razook, Nim – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
The author began teaching at the University of Oklahoma in the late 1970s. In this article, the author shares two memories of those times on campus. The first was looking out his office window and seeing Iranian students marching on campus, shouting, "The Shah is a Fascist Pig." The second memory provoked this paper. It made the author…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Yordy, Eric D. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2008
In September 2006, the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education released its final report entitled "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education" postulating that graduates today are lacking important skills such as reading, writing, problem solving, and critical thinking. In the field of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Law Related Education, Business Administration Education