What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action

Northwestern University School of Law is pleased to host the premiere conference on the best-selling Harvard University Press book, "What the Best Law Teachers Do," in conjunction with the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. A ground-breaking book that introduces readers to professors from law schools across the United States and featuring close-to-the ground accounts of exceptional educators in action.

Wednesday-Friday, June 25-27, 2014, at Northwestern Law School, Chicago, IL

Your registration includes a copy of the book.


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Attendees of this conference will have the opportunity to interact with 12 of the featured instructors who teach a wide variety of courses across the curriculum including:

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Clinics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Election Law
  • Family Law
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Writing
  • Pretrial Advocacy
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Property
  • Sexuality and the Law
  • Torts
  • Transactional Drafting
  • Trial Advocacy

Join us to learn more about these instructors and their passion and creativity in the classroom and beyond.

Presenters include:
The co-authors of "What the Best Law Teachers Do," Sophie Sparrow, Gerry Hess, and Michael Hunter Schwartz, will provide a framework for the presentations and a global sense of the takeaway lessons from their study.

See you in the Windy City! 


Institute Hosts

Gerry Hess, Gonzaga University School of Law

Sandra Simpson, Gonzaga University School of Law

Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sophie Sparrow, University of New Hampshire

Kelly Terry, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Emily Grant, Washburn University

Deborah Borman, Northwestern University School of Law

Questions about the workshops:  Please email Deborah Borman (deborah.borman@law.northwestern.edu) for substantive questions and Michael Cooper (michael-cooper@law.northwestern.edu) for logistics and registration.