Category Archives: Case Study Program Blog Posts

Case Studies Greatest Hits

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to share our greatest hits of 2014. Do you have our top cases and role plays yet? Top Three New Cases of 2014: Sue the Consumer: Digital Copyright in the New … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Copyright Advisor Kyle Courtney

New Products: What’s Fair about Fair Use? The Battle Over E-Reserves at GSU (A) and (B) Kyle K. Courtney, Harvard University’s Copyright Advisor in the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, wanted to develop a case study on the contentious … Continue reading

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Ethics in Hindsight: The Nation Reflects on Aaron Swartz Case, Prosecutorial Discretion

New Product: Prosecutorial Discretion in Charging and Plea Bargaining: The Aaron Swartz Case (B) The B case, now available, is an epilogue to Part A, the main discussion stimulus. Part A asks participants to consider the prosecutorial decisions and ethics of … Continue reading

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4 Questions with Professor Holger Spamann

New Product: The Battle for Unocal Professor Holger Spamann recently published his first case study, The Battle for Unocal, after piloting it in his Corporations course at Harvard Law School. This case focuses on the plight of Unocal Corporation, which … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Professor Adriaan Lanni

Product: Prosecutorial Discretion in Charging and Plea Bargaining: The Aaron Swartz Case HLS Professor Adriaan Lanni came to us with a vision for her criminal adjudication class: teach students the ethics and discretion of prosecution. Rather than explain landmark examples … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Crash Course on Flipped Classrooms

Biologists at the University of Washington recently released the findings of a meta-analysis on active learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classes: students in lecture classes, across every discipline, are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students … Continue reading

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Do Prosecutorial Tactics Optimize Justice? Reconsidering Discretion in Charging and Plea Bargaining

New Product: “Prosecutorial Discretion in Charging and Plea Bargaining: The Aaron Swartz Case” In January 2011, an Assistant United States Attorney in Massachusetts’ Internet and Computer Crimes Unit was assigned a case from MIT. For months, a guest on the … Continue reading

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Case Studies around the University: Training Med Students to Negotiate Acceptable Health Outcomes

Last week, we discussed the origins of case-based learning at Harvard Medical School, a curriculum that teaches medical students a new methodology: how to learn what they don’t know. In 2001, HMS turned to case studies to address another gap … Continue reading

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Case Studies around the University: Training Med Students to Think with Authority

Medical schools have traditionally trained doctors through a combination of cramming and clinicals. But Harvard Medical School, like Harvard Law School, has recognized the value of the problem solving pedagogy and participatory learning. Since 1985, HMS has incorporated case-based tutorials … Continue reading

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Case Studies around the University: Appreciating Identity through Religious Conflict

A case-based General Education course at Harvard College studies religious conflict in the unlikeliest of places: our own backyards. Launched in fall 2007, Professor Diana Eck’s “The World’s Religions in Multicultural America: Case Studies in Religious Pluralism” shatters the illusion … Continue reading

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