Category Archives: Case Study Program Blog Posts

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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Law Professors: Still Stuck in the Same Old Classroom?

Last summer and fall, the Case Studies Program at Harvard Law School set out to learn more about what kinds of teaching methods and materials law school professors used. We sent out surveys to approximately 1,000 faculty and deans at … Continue reading

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Check Out Our Menu Makeover!

Better Browsing and Ready-to-Teach Units on HLS Case Studies Site The Case Studies Program is piloting new website features to help customers explore our offerings. Now, visitors can browse by product type: discussion-based case study, workshop-based case study, role play, … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters: Case Studies for Curricular Reform

In April, Dean Jeremy Paul of the Northeastern University School of Law and co-managing partner Alan Klinger of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan wrote for the New York Law Journal about legal curricular reform.  Paul and Klinger outline seven improvements … Continue reading

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All the World’s a Stage: When a Prosecution becomes a Media Circus

Case Study in Criminal Law May 14, 2011. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the director of the International Monetary Fund and front runner in the French presidential campaign, was handcuffed and led off an Air France flight as it sat on the tarmac … Continue reading

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Too Many Cooks in the FDA Kitchen?

New Product: Margaret Hamburg and the FDA In December 2011, long-standing tensions between the Food and Drug Administration and presidential cabinets came to a head: for the first time in its history, a cabinet member publicly ordered the FDA to retract a regulation … Continue reading

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Between a Rock and a Very Hard Place: Leadership in International Conflict

New Product: Reputation, Credibility, and the Goldstone Report by Amanda Reilly, Lisa Brem, and Elizabeth Moroney When the United Nations published the Goldstone Report assessing the 2008 Israeli military strike in Gaza, it (and its main author, Jewish South African … Continue reading

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