By Alyson Drake
As the semester winds down, many of us begin turning to summer projects. For some us, this involves either revamping or overhauling our FCIL Research courses. Others may be prepping to teach FCIL Research for the first time. With that in mind, this month’s installment of Teaching FCIL Research revisits DipLawMatic Dialogues‘ posts on teaching. Check them out for tips as you begin thinking about your courses!
- Textual Selection: Chair of the Teaching FCIL Research Interest Group Beau Steenken gives some considerations for choosing a textbook for your FCIL research course.
- 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching Legal Research: Alyson Drake shares some broader considerations on teaching, including some helpful resources for getting started with course planning.
- Using the “A” Word in Legal Research Instruction: Alyson Drake advocates for the importance of talking explicitly about research as an analytical task.
- Fun with FCIL Assignments: Beau Steenken gives some tips on developing assignments for a FCIL simulation course.
- Reflections on Teaching Foreign & International Legal Research for the First Time: Beau Steenken reflects back on his first semester of teaching his Foreign & International Legal Research course.
- Teaching Foreign Customary Law: Tips and Tricks: Susan Gualtier gives her pointers for tackling teaching foreign customary law.
- Teaching Foreign & International Legal Research — From the Beginning: Beau Steenken outlines steps for creating your first FCIL research course.
- Using News Stories to Connect Students to the World: Alyson Drake discusses the four reasons I use news stories as a teaching tool in my FCIL research course.
- An Experiential Learning Primer: Alyson Drake outlines the requirements that must be better to meet the ABA’s Standards for experiential learning courses.
- The Special Challenge of LL.M. Students: Jim Hart addresses some of the challenges of teaching LL.M. students.
- First Time Teaching FCIL Research: Final Weeks: Alexis Fetzer reflects on teaching foreign law to her students and giving them their final project.
- First Time Teaching FCIL Research: Weather Woes & Student Conferences: Alexis Fetzer reflects on holding conferences with her students for their final projects.
- First Time Teaching FCIL Research: Initial Class Meetings: Alexis Fetzer reflects on her first few weeks teaching FCIL Research for the first time.
- First Time Teaching FCIL Research: Preparing a Syllabus & Marketing My Course: Alexis Fetzer discusses her process for creating a syllabus and advocating her course to her school’s curriculum committee.
- On Film and the FCIL Librarian: Susan Gualtier discusses using films in FCIL courses to help students understand different legal systems.
Are there teaching-related topics that you’d like to see covered on DipLawMatic Dialogues? Leave your ideas in the comments and we’ll work to solicit posts on those topics in the coming months!