What Your Professors Are Trying to Accomplish in Class

Introduction
This web tutorial seeks to demystify the law school classroom experience. It will explain:

  • The goals your professors may be trying to accomplish during your class sessions.
  • The various teaching methods that your professors may use to accomplish these goals.

Links within each of these sections will explain how the various teaching methods are related to the goals — i.e., to what your professor expects you to get out of class sessions.

This tutorial will be based on a hypothetical Criminal Law class. Thus, BEFORE YOU BEGIN, it may be helpful to look at the (short) reading for that class, the fictional case of:

Arcane v. People

Please send any comments or feedback to Professors Jeff Hartje and Martin Katz