Does Good Teaching Matter?

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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3 Responses

  1. TRE says:

    Suggests problems in the grading system.

  2. anonyma says:

    Try this site for the June 2008 version: http://www.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/scarrell/profqual.pdf

    (sometimes a little googling goes a long way)

  3. George says:

    It is an “interesting result”, but does it cross over to legal academia? That is, are law professors the same as math, science, or humanities professors? I think not. Students in traditional academic settings are encouraged to engage their professors and receive continuous feedback on their work. This is not true in law school. I’m not sure you can describe what it is a law professor does as teaching in the traditional sense.

    This isn’t meant as a criticism, just a fact that may justify taking these results with a grain of salt. Further, if there are qualitative differences in “teaching” styles, then that would change the metrics used to measure good qualities of a law professor versus what are good qualities of a humanities professor.