A message from Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz of Washburn School of Law:
I am in search of the best law teachers in this country, and I could use your help. 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).Thus, I am writing to solicit your nominations. In particular, I am looking for teachers who consistently produce extraordinary learning, who change their students’ lives and whose instruction stays with students long after they graduate from law school. I hope what I produce inspires you as much as Professor Bain’s work has inspired me.Over the next three years, I will be:
- soliciting nominations;
- gathering evidence of nominees’ excellence;
- paring the list of nominees to the most extraordinary law teachers;
- visiting law schools around the country, sitting in on classes, interviewing the nominees, and talking to focus groups of students and alumni;
- and then publishing what I have found in a book: What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2011).
To nominate a candidate or learn more about this project, please go to http://washburnlaw.edu/bestlawteachers and click on the link on the right side of the page to get to the nomination form.
To honor those who have been nominated, I have set up a website on which I will report the name of each nominee, the nominee’s institutional affiliation, and a few comments from the nominator…
We’ll soon see “What the Best Law Teachers Do?” by whom is nominated and for what reason(s) –for using technology?? Maybe.