Teaching tutorials

Helpful advice for students


These videos and links are designed to help students with different aspects of the law school experience. As always, I’d love to hear feedback or suggestions on new things to produce. From time to time, I also reference material from other professors and students that I think can really make a difference to the learning experience.

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Overcommitting
Reading
Reputation
Seeking help
Writing
  • Overcommitting in 1L
    Not a video – but a wonderful back and forth written exchange I had with a student on the U of A Law Blog in 2014. It discusses what it’s like for 1Ls when they come to law school and get bombarded with advice. Click to read
  • Going to See Your Professors
    Again, not a video - but this is another wonderful back and forth written exchange I had with a student on the U of A Law Blog in 2014. It discusses the importance of going to see your Profs for help at an early stage. Click to read
  • Three Tips for Legal Writing - Part I
    In this video blog, my final one of 2015, I'm starting a new series on legal writing tips.  I've been marking student papers and dissertations for over 15 years now, and I've seen a lot of common trends along the way!  My goal is to put these tips out so that students can get a sense of what it takes to write a good paper in law school.
  • Three Tips for Legal Writing - Part 2
    In this video blog, my first of 2016, I provide three important tips for law students embarking an essay for law school: 1) Go Small; 2) Ignore Your Critical Inner Voice and 3) Outline.
  • Law students and reputation (10mins)
    In this video blog, I explore the issue of "reputation" and why law students should pay attention to their own reputation while in law school. I provide some basic tips about the types of things you can do to enhance your reputation from Day 1.