By Nelson P. Miller, Paul T. Sorensen, Karen L. Chadwick and Monica R. Nuckolls
The authors designed this book on current education research. The book includes learner objectives, law summaries, skills and ethics paths, legal-analysis instruction, torts-practice vignettes and materials, case studies, and torts-career advice. Its design is to help you place torts doctrine in its practice context, develop a professional identity, and give you greater control over your learning. In its report Educating Lawyers, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching urged reforms to integrate skills and ethics into the doctrinal dimension of law, to foster an apprenticeship of practice. This book is an example of the innovation that gives Cooley Law School its preeminence at practice preparation.
Nelson Miller is an Associate Dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, he practiced civil litigation for over a decade-and-a-half in a small firm, winning and defending multi-million-dollar jury trials in torts cases. His scholarship includes over a dozen books on law practice and legal education. The State Bar of Michigan gave Dean Miller the John W. Cummiskey Award for pro bono service.
Paul Sorensen is a Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, he practiced law for 30 years, specializing in civil litigation. He is a past President of the Federal Bar Association West Michigan Chapter and the Grand Rapids Bar Association, which gave him its President's Award for service. He is in the Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for his leadership and civil-litigation work.
Karen Chadwick is a Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, she was Associate General Counsel at Plastech Engineered Products and at the Detroit law firm Butzel Long, P.C. Professor Chadwick also taught for many years at both Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit-Mercy Law School. Professor Chadwick's practice areas have included products liability, commercial litigation, and worker's compensation. She publishes frequently in leading journals on tort-law subjects.
Monica Nuckolls is an Associate Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before joining Cooley, she worked at two of Michigan's largest law firms, specializing in commercial litigation. Professor Nuckolls has co-authored several books aimed toward teaching young people about the law and promoting responsible citizenship. She is a past recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's prestigious Champion of Justice Award and the NAACP (Saginaw Branch) Community Service Award. Professor Nuckolls is listed in Who's Who in Law Academia.