August 7, 2013
Inside Higher Ed reviewed the new book, What the Best Law Teachers Do, which is based on a national qualitative study of 26 law professors nominated as “the best” by their peers and students.
The review references a part of the book discussing how the best law professors prepare for class and points to CUNY Law Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson as an example:
Ruthann Robson, professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law, for example, says that she reads each assignment several times before class discussions – first as a student, trying to look for concepts that might be difficult or unfamiliar, “as if I have never read it before.” She then reads as a lawyer, thinking about arguments and procedure. Finally, she reads as a law professor, thinking “about how the material fits into the overall learning goals for the semester and how the material might be tested.”
Prof. Robson is an expert on constitutional law and sexuality issues and is the co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professors Blog. Prof. Robson’s upcoming book, Dressing Constitutionally, will be available August 15, 2013.