Curriculum Design and Reform
Two of the primary goals of The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) are:
- to serve as a clearinghouse for ideas to improve the quality of education in law school; and
- to support student-centered curriculum reform.
We hope that these resources contain ideas and insights that further your efforts at curriculum reform:
- The Law Teacher (ILTL semi-annual newsletter)
- The results of our survey of efforts at curriculum reform and contact information for leading innovators (47 KB PDF)
- The following books on curriculum reform:
- Stuckey & Others, Best Practices for Legal Education (908 KB PDF)
- Munro, Gregory S., Outcomes Assessment for Law Schools (Learn more...) (Download, 6.5 MB PDF)
- A Survey of Law School Curricula: 2002-2010 (Editor, Catherine L. Carpenter, 2012; see Executive Summary)
Serving as a follow up to its predecessor, A Survey of Law School Curricula: 1992-2001, the 2010 survey offers comprehensive empirical data on current law school curricula. In addition to tracking curricula trends, the 2010 Survey results reveal a renewed commitment on the part of faculties to review and revise their curricula to produce practice-ready professionals.
(Order the book for $49.95 from the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.)
- Teaching Materials Network website (Stetson Law) contains teaching notes, PowerPoints, handouts, etc., contributed by law professors for over 100 law school courses.
- Articles on curriculum reform
- "Developing a Skills and Professionalism Curriculum: Process and Product," 41 University of Toledo Law Review 327 (2010) (co-authored with Earl Martin). [221 KB PDF]
- "Professional Skills and Values in Legal Education: The GPS Model," 43 Valparaiso University Law Review 513 (2009) (co-authored with Stephen Gerst). [2.2 MB PDF]
- Information about Institute and other conferences on curriculum reform
- Information about consulting services and workshops on curriculum reform
We want the ILTL to continue to develop to meet your needs, so please contact us with your feedback and ideas.