Date Chartered: 6/1/2002


The Section on New Law Professors promotes the communication of ideas, interests and activities among members of the section and makes recommendations to the Association on matters concerning new law professors.

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How to Better Construct and Grade Exams to Enhance Assessment and Learning

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

Many law professors (even those with years of experience) say that constructing and grading exams is the most onerous part of their otherwise wonderful jobs. This webinar will give you many actionable suggestions to help you accomplish these tasks more effectively and efficiently, and with greater fairness. Topics to be addressed include: integrating discussion of exams and test-taking into your teaching, generating ideas for questions, drafting questions, utilizing different question formats, avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes, ensuring fairness in constructing and administering exams, using grading methods that are both fair and efficient, managing expectations of both professor and students, and giving useful feedback.

The presentations will be by Professor Sharmila Murthy, an award-winning teacher and Director of Faculty Scholarship and Research at Suffolk University Law School, and Professor Howard E. Katz of Cleveland State University College of Law, the author of Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching.

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Law and the Social Sciences (Co-sponsored by New Law Professors)