Obligations Group Seminar with Marcus Roberts: Doing away with the case method: What could go wrong?

Seminar/Forum

Obligations Group Seminar with Marcus Roberts:  Doing away with the case method: What could go wrong?

Room 605, Level 6
Law 106
185 Pelham Street

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T: 8344 5992

law-obligations@unimelb.edu.au

In recent years there has been much discussion about the use and abuse of the 'casebook' method of teaching contract law. It is alleged that the casebook method is out-of-touch with legal practice and that contract law teaching should be more skills-centred, problem-based and technologically savvy. While there is merit to much of this discussion, we should be cautious about a wholesale abandonment of the casebook method. There are a number of benefits to teaching via the in-depth study of cases that may be lost if we fail to recognise what they are. While the casebook method can always be improved, it is still a teaching method that has utility for contract law students of the twenty-first century.

Presenter

  • Mr Marcus Roberts
    Mr Marcus Roberts, Senior Lecturer