McGeorge School of Law

Curriculum Mapping — Question 1

 

Law, Theory, and Procedure: Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand key concepts in U.S. substantive law, legal theory, and procedure

 

Course 1(a). How you think the following Program Learning Outcome is addressed in your course.  1(b): Describe the assessment methods used to evaluate this Program Learning Outcome in your course (rubric, paper, exam, multiple choice, presentation, portfolio, capstone project, etc.)
Business Associations Developed Essay exam, multiple choice
Business Associations Developed Intense simulations along a course-long narrative arc, demonstrating each concept in the  substantive law, the theory behind it and the procedures that support it. This is then tested  by monthly baseline MC quizzes (each worth five percentage points, three exam essays  during the course (5, 10, and 15 percentage points respectively) and a traditional final exam (50 percentage point, and continuous assessment of class participation to correct for aberrations in the indicated assessment based on quizzes and exams.
Civil Procedure Mastered Vitiello: MC questions, exams, numerous simulation projects either handed in or discussed in groups (for example discovery exercises where groups work on discovery and hand in responses, interrogatories and the like)
Clinics Developed case work which can be viewed as a capstone project.
Constitutional Law Developed written essay assessments with detailed grading rubrics, practice multiple choice, graded multiple choice
Contracts Developed rubric, paper, exam, multiple choice, assignment practice exams with rubrics for self-assessment
Contracts Developed Intense simulations along a course-long narrative arc, demonstrating each concept in the  substantive law, the theory behind it and the procedures that support it. This is then tested  by monthly written problem simulations and a traditional final exam, and continuous assessment of class participation to correct for aberrations in the indicated assessment based on the problems and exam.
Criminal Law Mastered Multiple choice, essay exams, peer review, self-assessment, in-class written exercises, in-class discussions
Criminal Law Mastered Exams, MC questions (including online questions that I wrote for West Academic), simulations
Criminal Procedure Mastered Simulation exercises; MC exam, midterm and final exam 
GLS I Introduced Written memorandum assignments and research assignments in GLS I measure students ability to identify and understand substantive law, theory, and procedure.
GLS II Developed Papers including two memorandums of points and authorities and one appellate brief. Oral arguments as measured by an oral argument rubric.
Legal Profession Not Applicable n/a
PASS I Developed Weekly simulated essays and performance tests with extensive feedback; weekly multiple choice exams  
PASS II Mastered Simulated essay exams, multiple choice, review, feedback  
Professional Responsibility Developed Through the use of student preparation for class, class lecture, regular quizzes, and the final essay exam,  students are introduced to and develop key concepts in administrative and disciplinary professional responsibility law and procedure.
Property Mastered Exam; Class; nongraded assessments; MC
Property Developed Exam; multiple choice questions; other hypotheticals.
Remedies Developed 6 essay assessments on topics covering remedies and aspects of contract law and torts; multiple choice assessments focused particularly on contracts and torts; 2 question final exam essays focused on remedies.
Remedies Developed written essay assessments with detailed grading rubrics, practice multiple choice, graded multiple choice
Statutes & Regulations Developed Extensive class discussion of approaches to statutory interpretation, buttressed by ungraded assessment, graded midterm, and graded final. 
Torts Developed multiple choice, small group work, written and oral problems, essays (timed and untimed) with feedback 
Torts Mastered Exam (essay and mc); we uses rubric to grade. They did some practice tests on which they received feedback from fellows and the torts fellows also communicated with us. 
Wills & Trusts Mastered Exam;Class;nongraded assessments;MC;class projects
Wills & Trusts Developed Exam; multiple choice questions; discussion problems in class