Mission of the Institute
Co-Directors Gerry Hess (Gonzaga) and Mike Schwartz (Washburn) hope you find the Institute and this website to be valuable faculty development resources. We welcome your feedback on how we can better meet your needs.
Gonzaga University School of Law and Washburn University School of Law recognize the obligations law schools owe to their students and to society to provide a learning environment that helps students achieve the highest academic standards and prepares students to assume their responsibilities as effective, moral attorneys.
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning was established to help law schools meet those obligations. It is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning in legal education.
The Institute has several goals:
- to serve as a clearinghouse for ideas to improve the quality of education in law school;
- to support student-centered curriculum reform;
- to provide national leadership on effective teaching and learning in law school;
- to support research and the development of materials to enhance teaching and learning in law school;
- to establish and maintain a national reputation for quality programs, responsiveness to law teachers' needs, and innovation in law teaching.