Teaching Scholarship

I also believe that professors should take the role of teacher seriously enough to talk to other professors about what we do in class and why we do it.  As I have grown as a teacher I have shared my experiences with colleagues by presenting topics at, or otherwise participating in, several conferences or programs devoted to pedagogy.

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation,” presented at “Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, November 2, 2012.

Co-Presenter with Dr. Harlan Spotts, “Case Study: Rusty’s Custom Cycles,” at the Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), New Orleans, LA, January 15, 2012 [peer-reviewed submission]. 

Presenter, “Quantifying the Pedagogical Value of an Integrated Business and Law Outreach Approach,” at Research and Pedagogical Trends in Entrepreneurship Education, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, May 12, 2011.

Presenter, “Why Do Interdisciplinary Work in Entrepreneurship?” at the session on the Law & Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Hilton Head, SC (via Skype), January 13, 2011.

Presenter, Poster Presentation, “The Kauffman Foundation’s eLaw Project: An Online Community for Scholars and Teachers,” at Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, CA, January 7, 2011,

Presenter, “The Making of a Deal Lawyer,” presentation to law faculty at University of Northern Kentucky Chase School of Law, Highland Heights, KY, September 15, 2010.

Presenter, “Using Transactions to Teach Secured Transactions,” presented at “Transactional Education: What’s Next” as part of a panel entitled “Upper-level Courses: Three Exemplars,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2010.

Presenter, “Playing Well With Others: Lessons Learned about Interdisciplinary Work,” presented at “Transactional Education: What’s Next” as part of a panel entitled “Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses,” at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, June 4, 2010.

Presenter, “Putting Business into Business Law,” at the 9th Annual Transactional Law Clinic Conference at Arizona State University College of Law, Scottsdale, AZ, April 30, 2010.

Presenter, “Telling Business Stories,” presented at “Once Upon a Legal Time: Developing the Skills of Storytelling in Law,” City University, London, UK, July 20, 2007.

Presenter, “So You Want to Be an Adjunct Law Professor…,” presented at the Spring Meeting of the Section on Business Law, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., March 18, 2007.

“Interdisciplinary Opportunities” at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, April 15, 2005, as part of the Fourth Annual Meeting of Law School Transactional & Small Business Clinic Educators.

"Top Ten Teaching Tips," Panelist at Western New England University School of Law, Faculty Colloquium on Teaching Methods, August 18, 2004.

“Curriculum: Teaching Materials and Methodology,” Panelist, at University of Pennsylvania Law School, April 16, 2004, as part of the Third Annual Meeting of Law School Small Business Clinic Educators, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

“Some Points About PowerPoint,” Presenter, AALS Annual Meeting Workshop on Technology and Pedagogy, Atlanta, GA, January 3, 2004.

“Entrepreneurship Education Joint Ventures,” Presenter, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Springfield, Mass., October 13, 2003.

“Teaching GameBoy-ers: PowerPoint, CALI Lessons, Excel and Developing Synergies With Research,” Co-Presenter with Nicholas Georgakopoulos, delivered at the 2003 Annual Conference for Law School Computing at Duke University Law School, June19-21, 2003.

“Starting a Business Law Clinic to Serve Real Clients,” Panelist, at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, April 25, 2003, as part of the Second Annual Meeting of Law School Small Business Clinic Educators, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

12th Annual Conference for Law School Computing, Panelist in discussion of methods to improve the effectiveness of editorial review of computer-based law instruction lessons, held at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, June 20-22, 2002.

“Using the Exam as a Teaching Tool,” Presenter, AALS Conference on New Ideas for Experienced Teachers, Calgary, Alberta, June 12, 2001 (presentation was selected by organizers from thirty-seven proposals submitted by law faculty nationwide).

I have also written some short pieces addressing some topics of legal pedagogy:

Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 101 (2010) (conference proceedings co-authored with Robert Statchen, Anthony J. Luppino, and William A. Kell,).

Upper-Level Courses: Three Exemplars, 12 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 377 (2010) (conference proceedings co-authored with Mark Fagan, Tamar Frankel, and Kathy Z. Heller).

Teaching Business Lawyering in Law Schools: A Candid Assessment of the Challenges and Some Suggestions for Moving Ahead, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 429 (2009).

Learning to Swim by Getting in the Pool: Clinical Education for Business Lawyers, Business Law Today, vol. 14, no. 1, Sept./Oct. 2004 at 53.

Contributor, Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Steven Friedland & Gerald Hess, eds. Carolina Press, forthcoming 2004).

Using the Examination as a Teaching Tool, The Law Teacher (Fall, 2003).