Teachers of standard first-year legal research and writing courses can now enrich and transform their students’ experience with a oneof-a-kind web-based coursebook and classroom management system –TeachingLaw.com.
Teachers of standard first-year legal research and writing courses can now enrich and transform their students’ experience with a oneof-a-kind web-based coursebook and classroom management system –TeachingLaw.com. Developed by Diana Donahoe, director of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown University’s Law Center, TeachingLaw.com from Aspen Publishers fosters an interactive and creative classroom environment that engages students inside and outside the classroom. Aspen Publishers is part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ( http://lawschool.aspenpublishers.com).
TeachingLaw.com enhances traditional lectures with more interactive and collaborative teaching. By learning through discovery, students utilize their own way of thinking to learn the law. Students can read, research and write simultaneously and digest material more thoroughly and efficiently. They learn to resolve problems and negotiate creatively, thinking "out of the box" in a way that will help their clients reach their goals.
A Wealth of Resources
In TeachingLaw.com, seven easy-to-navigate modules provide a wealth of resources for teachers and students alike. In the Research Sources module, students learn to search actual primary and secondary materials. The Research Strategies module examines various legal research strategies, from general to source-specific, via annotated samples, demonstrations and video testimonials.
In the Legal Documents module, students use interactive annotated samples, slide shows, quizzes and assessments as they learn what goes into memos, briefs, pleadings, motions, client letters and other documents. The Legal Analysis involves students in point/counterpoint arguments and other exercises to teach a number of methods for analyzing the law.
The Writing and Rewriting module immerses students in the writing process with video testimonials and animations as well as peer-to-peer and self evaluations. The Edit and Cite module offers a hands-on approach to editing, grammar and citation strategies with quizzes and self-assessments. The Case Files and Assignments module allows the teacher to create a paperless classroom with customized materials and time-stamped assignments.
About the Author
Diana R. Donahoe is director of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown University Law Center. She has been a faculty member of Georgetown since 1993. Her courses include Advanced Legal Writing in Practice; Legal Research and Writing; and United States Legal Discourse. Before teaching, she was a criminal defense attorney representing the indigent in the District of Columbia; a Prettyman Fellow, teaching students trial skills and supervising them in court; and a law clerk to Judge George H. Revercomb of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
For More Information
To view an interactive demonstration, download the TeachingLaw.com brochure (PDF)or to learn more about the author, visit TeachingLaw.com/demo. To request a free live demonstration, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.