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Category Archives: Problem Solving Workshop Blog Posts
New Teaching Note: Legislating Intellectual Property Law in the Digital Age
Product: From Sony to SOPA: The Technology-Content Divide A teaching note is now available for From Sony to SOPA: The Technology-Content Divide, a classic Problem Solving Workshop background note about tensions in intellectual property law. With the Stop Online Piracy … Continue reading
New MOOC Blends Multimedia Case Studies and Synchronous Online Participation
JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change By Amanda Reilly One of the central duties of the traditional institution of jury was to preserve popular conceptions of justice and evaluate the power of the government—to determine the truth or falsity of factual … Continue reading
The Problem Solving Workshop: A Video Introduction
by Lisa Brem, Case Studies Program Manager The Problem Solving Workshop (PSW)—a mandatory first-year course at Harvard Law School—has been successfully integrated into the curriculum for five years. The course is a major departure from the rest of the first-year … Continue reading
3 New Teaching Notes Available, In Time for Fall Classes
Looking to teach decision making, leadership, copyright, or problem solving this fall? We just released three new teaching notes, free for educators, for-profit trainers, and staff at non-profit or educational institutions: Reputation, Credibility, and the Goldstone Report (A) and (B), … Continue reading
Crossing the Line: The Dos and Don’ts of a Cross-Deputization Agreement
New Product: The Case of Cross-Deputization Professor Joseph Singer’s new problem solving workshop case, “The Case of Cross-Deputization” teaches first-year law students the basics of planning transactions and resolving controversy. In the simulated case, the conflict between the legal authority … Continue reading
“Far East Yardies” in the Classroom
the emotional stakes of legal analysis By Saptarishi Bandopadhyay In a sense, the Ching Pow: Far East Yardies!! case study is a prequel to cases in the Langdellian tradition. Where the latter begins with the facts elaborated on in a … Continue reading
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Case Studies in Cyber-Citizenship
Professor Charles Nesson’s course fosters innovation in law and technology “Think of what we are doing as re-designing the Ames [Moot Court] Competition, producing an Ames Competition in Cyberspace,” Professor Charles Nesson said to his students. Skillful judgment, innovation, and … Continue reading
Is Online Education Supporting or Suppressing the Public Domain?
New Product: MOOCs and Consequences for the Future of Education Professor Charles Nesson believes that the Internet has a “generative capacity for expanding our public realm”; it seems that the creators of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, share his … Continue reading
Can Governments Follow Their Own Rules?
New Product: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau It is no easy task to create a new government agency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was no exception. After the recent financial crisis, the CFPB was conceived in 2011 as a way … Continue reading
Case Studies Conversations: Exec Ed Director Scott Westfahl ’88
Professor Scott Westfahl ’88, the new faculty director of HLS Executive Education, has been using case studies to train better lawyers for years. Not only did Westfahl serve as Director of Professional Development for Goodwin Procter LLP and Chair of … Continue reading