Skip to main content
Presentation
You Can't Handle the Truth: Using Pop Culture to Teach Legal Research
Institute For Law Teaching & Learning (2011)
  • Deborah Schander, Georgia State University
  • Kate Irwin-Smiler, Wake Forest University
  • Julie Graves Krishnaswami, Yale Law School
Abstract
I’m Just a Bill. Marcia Clark being schooled during the OJ trial for not Shepardizing. Pop culture is full of examples of legal research. Speakers will provide examples and demonstrate best practices for integrating video clips, songs, comics and other pop culture references into your legal research lesson. This session will address how using pop culture and humor can humanize teachers to students, encourage student participation in what many see as a “boring” class, foster collaboration among instructors and be an effective tool for peer instruction. Speakers will also discuss avoiding dangers of using this technique in the classroom.
Publication Date
April, 2011
Citation Information
Deborah Schander, Kate Irwin-Smiler and Julie Graves Krishnaswami. "You Can't Handle the Truth: Using Pop Culture to Teach Legal Research" Institute For Law Teaching & Learning (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deborah_schander/30/