- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Most classes are held in O’Brian Hall, in the same lecture halls and smaller classrooms used for the JD program. Classes range from large lectures to small seminars, and opportunities for practical experience through internships are being developed. Teaching methods include a version of the Socratic method of questioning typical of law schools, as well as lectures, presentations, debates, discussions, and role playing. Skills include critical thinking, reading and analysis of legal sources, understanding of controversial legal issues, and practical applications of law.
About Our Facilities
The School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school with a fully equipped law library and numerous classrooms ranging in size from seminar rooms seating a dozen to lecture halls seating 120. Most classrooms are equipped with computer display technology and audio enhancement, and some are capable of videoconferencing. The Law Library offers excellent collections of legal information resources both in traditional and electronic formats accessible on site or remotely. All faculty offices are designed to allow faculty to meet with small groups of students. The building is fully accessible and is centrally located on the North Campus spine.
About Our Faculty
The School of Law has more than 45 full-time faculty, many of whom teach undergraduate courses. Most of the faculty are nationally prominent, and many hold advanced degrees in the social sciences and other disciplines, in addition to their law degrees. Faculty specializations range from advertising law and anthropology of law to women and the law and World Trade Organization law. In addition, the School of Law has over 80 part-time adjunct faculty: skilled lawyers and respected judges who provide education in essential legal skills.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the School of Law faculty directory for faculty information.