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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Show me plead on, plead off

At the end of the pleading portion of Civ Pro, I spend one lecture day walking through the pleading process and all the rules and issues, showing how the pieces (which I teach in discrete and independent segments, not necessarily in chronological order) fit together. A few years ago I started calling this "Miyagi Day," because it felt a lot like that scene where Mr. Miyagi shows Daniel-San how waxing and sanding and painting fit together. And the students, shockingly, seemed to know and appreciate the reference.

Tonight was Miyagi Day (or Night, whatever) and this is what I found when I walked into the room:


Posted by Howard Wasserman on February 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM in Civil Procedure, Howard Wasserman, Teaching Law | Permalink


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A wonderful tribute to a professor they obviously enjoy. As a fellow CP prof I'd love a copy of your notes for Miyagi Day.

Posted by: Brian Ray | Feb 20, 2014 11:09:31 PM

Love this idea.

Posted by: Scott Bauries | Feb 21, 2014 7:47:25 AM

FIU students are clever and involved. It is refreshing and rewarding to teach them because they demonstrate their gratitude for the opportunity to learn, to be a lawyer, with such obvious sincerity and good will. This is a good example. Nicely done, Howard!

A fellow FIU professor

Posted by: Thomas Baker | Feb 21, 2014 10:19:38 AM

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