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Friday, July 23, 2010

The "Things You Oughta Know if You Teach ___" Series

A couple weeks ago, our guest blogger extraordinaire, Eric E. Johnson, put up a helpful post entitled "Things You Oughta Know if You Teach Intellectual Property." Eric's post inspired my former con law study partner and now one of our young prawfy readers to ask, hey, there oughta be a whole freakin' series of these written by folks in different fields. So, with that smart idea in mind, I'm taking names of volunteers who would like to write the field specific post that does for your field what what Eric did for IP, something along the lines of: "hey, if you're new to the teaching of [criminal procedure], you should know about the following resources, conferences, list-servs, casebook overviews, etc." Feel free to indicate which one you'd like to do in the comments or email me privately but if you email me b/c you'd prefer to do it anonymously, please also list the course in the comments (anonymously) so we don't get duplicates.

By the way, this is a bit different than our "Research Canons" archive of a few years ago, but that's also a resource new and old prawfs might want to check out. If you're wondering what kinds of topics we could run, see below the list of the research canons and feel free to volunteer in the comments which one you'll do the "teaching" equivalent of.

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Awesome. Contracts is now up there, too, by Lipshaw. Any more volunteers? Feel free to put up a comment here and/or send me an email. Thanks!

Posted by: Dan Markel | Jul 28, 2010 11:55:34 AM

Great idea. I'll do tax, if nobody else wants to.

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Jul 27, 2010 12:41:32 PM

I would be happy to re-do intellectual property, updating it with additional info.

Posted by: Eric E. Johnson | Jul 25, 2010 10:40:46 AM

Count me in for Con Law. Of course, I'll forget by the time the deadline rolls around, if there is one.

Posted by: Paul Horwitz | Jul 24, 2010 3:35:20 PM

I can do Criminal Law and Procedure.

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Jul 24, 2010 12:47:06 PM

I would be happy to do the Evidence one.

Posted by: Colin Miller | Jul 23, 2010 3:11:50 PM

Sounds fun--I'll do a civ pro one.

Posted by: Scott Dodson | Jul 23, 2010 2:52:19 PM

Thanks but no credit here!
I should add that in case someone, even a newbie, wants to write the post but without attribution so that it doesn't seem to anyone "look who thinks s/he's a bigshot enough to write this post," we will cater to such cravenness :-) The upside in any case is that, as with Eric's original post, someone could chime in with additional helpful info in the comments.

here's the famous old joke inspiring this concern:
Moved by a powerful sense of humility and worthlessness, two spiritually accomplished mystics were observed rolling on the floor while repeatedly affirming their sense of worthlessness.

The true extent of their humility was not quite known however, until, to their chagrin, an individual of far lesser spiritual status decided to join them.

With rolling eyes, the mystics were overheard whispering to each other in utter disgust: “Look who thinks he’s nobody!”

Posted by: Dan Markel | Jul 23, 2010 2:07:47 PM

Absolutely brilliant and much appreciated idea, Dan!!!

Posted by: new prof | Jul 23, 2010 1:50:47 PM

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