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Norwood, John M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2014
The author shares his perspectives of teaching law for over forty years. In this article, he recalls his experiences with students, colleagues, and exams. Early in his career, he learned an important life lesson that he remembers nearly every day: if you love your job, it is not really work. He feels this is the most important perspective that he…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Law Related Education, Business Administration Education, College Faculty
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Wilson, LeVon E.; Sipe, Stephanie R. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether an active learning classroom environment is more effective in teaching university students certain concepts of business law than the traditional lecture environment. To generate data to answer this question, over a seven-semester period beginning in fall semester 2005, six classes of Legal…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Active Learning, Cognitive Style, Conventional Instruction
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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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Bird, Robert C. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2012
The transition into academia from law school or legal practice is a significant and exciting shift in one's legal career. This transition, however, can also be one that presents numerous challenges. Preparing a syllabus and drafting lecture material can seem like a daunting task. Writing an academic article for the first time involves learning a…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, College Faculty, Research
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Jennings, Marianne M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2012
Beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s, higher education was swept up in the theoretical phenomena of mastery learning, cooperative learning, and small-group learning. Professors, instructors, and teachers at the K-12 level became facilitators, guides, supervisors, counselors, and advocates for all things team and group. The thought of a…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, College Instruction
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Giampetro-Meyer, Andrea – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2012
In Academic Year 2010-11, the author's 25th year in the undergraduate classroom at Loyola University Maryland, a confluence of circumstances renewed her interest in motivation, "the level of enthusiasm and the degree to which students invest attention and effort in learning." She became interested in motivation because, that year, she…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, College Instruction, Business Administration Education
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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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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