SpringerBriefs in Law

The Art of Law Teaching

Authors: Wolff, Lutz-Christian

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  • The book covers comprehensively and uniquely different aspects of law teaching from the law teacher’s perspective
  • Based on more than 25 years of successful law teaching the award-winning author uses his personal experience to draw attention to aspects of legal education which have so far been ignored almost completely 
  • A rich body of cross-references to available literature makes the book a powerful tool for any kind of research in the area of legal education
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Written by an award-winning professor with over 25 years of experience, this book explains comprehensively the different facets of law teaching from the law teacher’s perspective. It uniquely covers numerous topics which have been ignored by the legal education literature so far, but which are of immense importance for the success of law students, law schools and—last but not least—the day-to-day work of law teachers themselves. These topics include the goals of law teaching, the factors that lead to successful law teaching, special characteristics of good law teachers, different ways of preparing for in-class success, face-to-face versus online teaching, the in-class teaching experience, assessments, teaching evaluations, the design of new courses and programmes, the teacher–student and the teacher–teacher relationship, the importance of teaching administration as well as the future of law teaching in the digital age. The author approaches various themes from the viewpoint of his own experience. He tells his very personal stories of classroom success and failure, of enthusiasm, fun and disappointments when dealing with law students, of accomplishments and frustrations when considering learning outcomes and of surprises when dealing with red tape. He thus allows the readership to grasp different aspects of law teaching in a very hands-own way and facilitates the understanding of the underlying often rather complex human-to-human relationships. 
This book should be in the bookshelf of any law teacher. As it covers a wide spectrum of so far unexplored legal education issues, it is also an invaluable source at the start of a law teaching career, but also for established law teachers who wish to reflect on their own teaching approaches. A rich body of cross-references to the existing literature makes the book a powerful tool for research on any aspect of legal education. Last but not least, the author’s ironic sense of himself and of the law teacher profession makes the book a very entertaining read for anybody who always wanted to know what law teaching really is (and is not) about.

About the authors


Lutz-Christian Wolff is Wei Lun Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK LAW). He has previously served as the Dean of the CUHK Graduate School and in many other administrative positions. As a CUHK LAW founding professor he has vast experience in institution building, curriculum development and frontline law teaching. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award and the CUHK University Education award. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Softcover 49,99 €
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Law Teaching
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Law
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9148-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9148-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-9147-1
Series ISSN
2192-855X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 127
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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