Academic journal article Washington and Lee Law Review

INNOVATION IN TEACHING LLCs

Academic journal article Washington and Lee Law Review

INNOVATION IN TEACHING LLCs

Article excerpt

The two splendid Articles that follow substantially advance the pedagogy of teaching LLCs in American law schools. The Article co-authored by Professor Michelle Harner and Professor Robert Rhee describes both the use of a mini-case study as a component of a traditional Business Associations survey course and how to employ a more in-depth simulation in a separate "standalone" LLC offering.* 1 Professor Anne Tucker then describes how she uses the drafting of a Letter of Intent, as one component of a survey course, to provide students with a practical but very instructive way to work on LLCs in greater depth.2

LLCs have exploded across the legal scene over the past two decades. More LLCs are organized every year than any other type of business entity. But, regrettably, effective teaching of LLCs in American law schools has lagged. Professors seeking well thought-out techniques for making LLCs clearer to students, while hoping for in-depth, experiential, practical-but highly efficient-methods for doing so, should study these pieces with care.

At the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools held in New York in early 2014, the Agency, Partnership and LLC Section, which I chaired, showcased a small handful of presenters to share creative methods for teaching LLCs. …

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