Tonight, I led a review session for The Wife's paralegal class. I had a lot of fun with it. It's an enjoyable experience to be in front of people, interacting with them, talking about interesting stuff. It was a lot like most classes, I suppose; some students were active and engaged, some were distracted and uninterested; some were sharp and others were not so willing to participate unless directly challenged. But after a little bit of getting the class energized, most of the students felt comfortable sharing and participating, and things went pretty well.
Since it was a review session, I made up a hypo to use for issue-spotting and element-recital. I think I did pretty well jamming in a lot of torts into the hypo -- assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence, professional negligence, products liability, conversion, defamation, malicious prosecution, abuse of process. Students also found nuisance and false light privacy invasion, which I did not really intend but kind of fit. It was a lot like writing the torts tests that I took and practiced on in law school.
It seems that the students liked it, and I hope that they learned from it, too. I sure did. I wish teaching paid better than it does; I get a charge out of seeing the lights turn on in students' faces when they "get it." Someone told The Wife that they were going to recommend that I teach the class in the future. I'd do it; it's a fun gig.
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