In 2008, Michael Hunter Schwartz, of Washburn Law School, began soliciting nominations for a study of the Best Law Teachers in this country based on Ken Bain’s book, What the Best College Teachers Do (2004). Professor Schwartz has recently enlisted Best Practices Blog contributors Sophie Sparrow of Franklin Pierce and Gerry Hess of Gonzaga as co-authors and investigators.
While more than 250 nominations have been collected thus far, there is only a short time left to nominate others at “Best Law Teachers.” Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2010 (no joke). Professor Schwartz and company have already begun studying several of the Best Law Teachers and expect to continue their examinations this spring.
For general information about the study, a list of nominees, and a link to the nomination form, please go to http://washburnlaw.edu/bestlawteachers/.