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Why and How: Using the Case Study Method in the Law Classroom

Photo by: Brooks Kraft Post by: Jackie Kim and Lisa Brem Why should legal educators use case studies and other experiential teaching methods, such as role plays and simulations, in their classes?  Hasn’t the Langdell method served legal education well … Continue reading

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Five Negotiation & Mediation Roleplays that can be Taught in 2-Hours or Less*

Fitting meaningful learning into one class period can be challenging. Below, five of our best Negotiation & Mediation Roleplays are represented that can be taught in two-hours or less.

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U.S. Defense Taskforce: Simulating the Apocalypse

Photo used under Creative Commons Licensing   U.S. Defense Taskforce, a newly released negotiation simulation from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), explores group decision-making processes in a multi-party negotiation. Lisa Dicker ’17 and Kathleen Kelly ’17 of Harvard … Continue reading

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Product Highlight: Margaret Hamburg and the FDA

photo by U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services post by Nour Soubani, HLS Case Studies Assistant Almost every day, the Food and Drug Administration makes it into mainstream media news in one way or another. Whether it is about … Continue reading

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Product Summary: Corporate Purchasing Project: How S&P 500 Companies Evaluate Outside Counsel

Photo by Brooks Kraft The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession’s (CLP’s) mission is to make a significant contribution to the modern practice of law by increasing understanding of the structures, norms, and dynamics of the global legal … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT: Tiantong & Partners: Transforming Litigation in China

photo by  yeowatzup post by Dr. Lisa Rohrer, Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law  School CDI is pleased to announce the publication of its first case on the Chinese legal market: Tiantong & Partners: Transforming Litigation … Continue reading

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The Classroom Experience: Prosecutorial Discretion in Charging and Plea Bargaining: The Aaron Swartz Case (A) and The Battle for Unocal Case Studies

Post by Logan Sawyer, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Harvard Law School “That class was awesome,” and “You should definitely do that again next year,” were the first things I heard from students after the two case studies I taught … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT: The Allergan Board Under Fire (A) and (B)

The Case Development Initiative (CDI) at Harvard Law School recently debuted a new case study on the HLS Case Studies website. CDI develops role plays and case studies based on strategic and organizational issues faced by legal organizations. These cases … Continue reading

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AmesCard: Creating Effective Legal Scenarios for Experiential Learning

The Case Development Initiative (CDI) at Harvard Law School recently debuted a new role play on the HLS Case Studies website. CDI develops role plays and case studies based on strategic and organizational issues faced by legal organizations. These cases … Continue reading

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United States v. Teller – a New Plea Bargaining Role Play on Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crimes, and Managing Principal-Agent Tensions

By Sam W. Straus and Robert C. Bordone United States v. Teller, a newly released negotiation role play case by Sam W. Straus and Robert C. Bordone of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), explores the challenges of … Continue reading

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