Every chapter in this innovative casebook places students in roles as practitioners handling simulated law practice problems; provides context in the form of an overview of the law, similar to that which an attorney would read before reading cases in a new subject area; includes questions designed to encourage students to find the applicable statutes and cases on point in the state where the student is planning to practice law; includes exercises, visual aids, and case reading scaffolds, designed to engage students with a wide range of learning styles; and ends with professionalism questions addressing ethical and professional identity questions suggested by the materials in the chapter.
Contracts also includes a rolling graphic organizer that unfolds as students work through the text, as well as exercises designed to build students self-directed learning strategies.
The comprehensive Teacher's Manual includes PowerPoint slides keyed to the text and dozens of multiple choice and essay questions (with answers and explanations) and is printed with a CD included.
This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.
In April 2012, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System recognized Professor Schwartz as an Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers fellow and his course as one that advances reform in legal education.