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Worker Centers & OUR Walmart: Case studies on the changing face of labor in the United States
Photo credit: The All-Nite Images from NY, NY USA on Wikimedia Commons A Q&A with Sharon Block, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School by: Lisa Brem* Recently, HLS Case Writing … Continue reading
Robbing the Piggy Bank? Moving from mutual to stock form at Friendly Savings Bank
A Q&A with Harvard Law School Professor Holger Spamann by: Lisa Brem Corporations and corporate finance courses typically spend the majority of their time talking about the stock form of corporate organization, which makes sense, given that this is the … Continue reading
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The Argument for Active Learning
Multiple studies have shown that active learning is more effective than lecturing at achieving educational outcomes. One large 2014 meta-analysis of STEM classes found that average student failure rates decreased from 34% to 22% and that average student performance improved … Continue reading
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Strategies for consensus-building and decision-making
Sabrina Bruno and Eric Blay This is the fourth in a series on the use of Somalia in Crisis role play in a law school course on International Humanitarian Law. Read the Introduction. The goal of the Somalia simulation was … Continue reading
Discerning the interests and priorities of diverse stakeholders
Katrina Younes, Rob Alfieri, Aaron Zaltzman This is the third in a series on the use of Somalia in Crisis role play in a law school course on International Humanitarian Law. Read the Introduction. During the simulation of a National … Continue reading
Legal, political, strategic and ethical dimensions of the 2011 famine
Elspeth Graham & Laura Snowdon This is the second in a series on the use of Somalia in Crisis role play in a law school course on International Humanitarian Law. Read the Introduction. The United Nations declared a famine in … Continue reading
Experiential Learning in the International Humanitarian Law classroom
This post was written by Rebecca Sutton, who taught the Somalia in Crisis role play during the Re-Imagining International Humanitarian Law course at University of Western Ontario Law School. This is the first post in a series; in subsequent posts … Continue reading
Meet our New Case Writers!
Brittany Deitch (left) and Rachel Gordon (right) have both recently joined the Harvard Law School | Case Studies team. Brittany, a recent JD graduate, was sworn into the bar in September 2017. Her role involves writing cases tailored to the … Continue reading