Let’s Hear About Feminist Law Profs Who Are Extraordinary Law Teachers

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From Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz (Washburn), this notice and call for participation in his study of “extraordinary law teachers”:

Having signed a contract with Harvard University Press to publish What the Best Law Teachers Do in 2011, I have the extraordinary opportunity to conduct a law professor-focused, follow-up study to Ken Bain’s wonderful What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004).

I have three goals:

  • to find the best law teachers in America,
  • to synthesize the principles by which they teach as an ethic to which I (and my colleagues in legal education) can aspire, and
  • to share these principles and stories of these brilliant teachers.

I hope what I produce inspires you as much as Bain’s work has inspired me. I have adopted Bain’s qualitative methodology. I will

  • solicit nominations,
  • gather evidence of nominees’ excellence,
  • pare the list to the most extraordinary law teachers, and then
  • visit law schools around the country, sitting in on classes, interviewing the nominees, and
  • talking to focus groups of students and alumni.

I hope to complete my research over the next two and a half years, producing What the Best Law Teachers Do by January 2011.

On this web site, you will find

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