Adult education teacher in front of his class.Law School Teaching

I am happy to be participating in the  transformation of the traditional law school teaching model to one that features practical, real-world learning.

I recently completed my first class as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, teaching a three-credit seminar on bank loan transactions. I was particularly gratified to stretch the students in two key areas: giving them the chance to draft and mark up commitment letters and credit agreements, and fostering their awareness of how market conditions impact every aspect of a deal, from economic issues such as pricing, all the way down to the wording of specific contract provisions. I am pleased that Cornell has asked me to teach this class again in 2014. I recently received a card from one of my students in which she wrote: “Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning and appreciation for growing. I am grateful to have had you as a teacher.”

I also recently completed teaching “Business Drafting,” an e-learning class that is part of The University of Alabama School of Law’s Concentration in Business LL.M program.

In 2008 and 2009, I taught “Introduction to Transactions,” a two-credit class at Pace Law School.