Professor Gerry Hess of GU law has been chosen as a subject for of a national study of law faculty titled “What the Best Law Teachers Do.”
Conducted by Prof. Michael Hunter Schwartz, a teaching and learning scholar at Washburn University School of Law, the study attempts to identify the attitudes, values, habits of mind, preparation efforts, teaching techniques, feedback mechanisms, and other practices of the country’s best law teachers.
Schwartz has received more than 225 best law teacher nominations, representing law faculty teaching at a wide range of schools throughout the country. To date, he has selected five of the approximately 35 law teachers he plans to study.
Schwartz recently visited GU to study Hess’s teaching methods. He sat in on four of Hess’s Civil Procedure classes, interviewed him, and conducted focus groups with GU students and alumni.