STUDENT SURVEY OF TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS
THE LAW PROFESSOR


SURVEY

Please answer the following questions, based on the following:
You have completed a full years’ worth of law school.  That includes instruction through Casebooks, Hornbooks, Professor Lectures, discussion classes, multiple choice and essay testing and evaluation, and various supports.  Further, many of you have used different support materials available from different vendors.  Finally, you have taken my one-month online class.

For the following questions, I would like to ask you to “Rate” what you learned in your first year of law school, through other support aides, and through my course.  Please rate each question for all three, based on a ten point scale, where "1" is Awful, and "10" is AWESOME.



1.Helped my knowledge of the law, overall.

First Year of Law School.  ___5.8_____
Other Support Aides.          ___5.8_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.1_____




2.Helped my knowledge of specific rule statements.

First Year of Law School.  ___5.0_____
Other Support Aides.          ___6.4_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___8.9_____




3.Helped my knowledge of larger areas of law, such as Negligence, Murder, Contract Formation.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.9_____
Other Support Aides.          ___5.4_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.5_____




4.Helped my ability to ‘spot issues’ on an essay question.

First Year of Law School.  ____3.9____
Other Support Aides.          ___4.1_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.3_____




5.Helped my ability to write more quickly to finish an essay.

First Year of Law School.  ____3.5____
Other Support Aides.          ___3.6_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.2_____




6.Helped my ability to write more clearly about issues I spot.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.5_____
Other Support Aides.          __3.6______
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.5_____




7.Gave me confidence that I can improve and do better at writing legal essays.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.3_____
Other Support Aides.          ___3.5_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.7_____




8.Provided instruction in a way in which I could understand the material.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.3_____
Other Support Aides.          ___5.6_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.7_____




9.Provided opportunity for class interaction and student interaction.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.5_____
Other Support Aides.          ___2.2_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___8.7_____




10.Provided valuable real-life experience at writing effective legal essay responses.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.2_____
Other Support Aides.          ___3.8_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.5_____




11.Provided valuable specific individual feedback of legal essay responses.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.9_____
Other Support Aides.          ___1.7_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.5_____




12.Provided instruction on specific time management skills, such as what issues are longer.

First Year of Law School.  ___2.5_____
Other Support Aides.          ___2.8_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___8.5_____




13.Provided instruction in writing effective analysis.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.4_____
Other Support Aides.          ___4.1_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.3_____




14.Provided numerous opportunities for essay practice.

First Year of Law School.  ___5.8_____
Other Support Aides.          ___5.1_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.8_____




15.Provided easy-to-access archived materials for study at your leisure.

First Year of Law School.  ___6.4_____
Other Support Aides.          ___3.8_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.6_____




16.Provided instruction meeting different learning styles, such as written, audio, video, oral, real-time interaction, whiteboard, chat board, student list of who is in class real-time, and etc.

First Year of Law School.  ____4.8____
Other Support Aides.          ___3.2_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.5_____




17.Provided instruction in a down-to-earth tone so that students felt welcome and encouraged.

First Year of Law School.  ___4.3_____
Other Support Aides.          ___2.3_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.8_____




18.For the time I spent, I learned a lot.

First Year of Law School.  ___5.0_____
Other Support Aides.          ___5.5_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___10.0_____




19.I would recommend this instruction to other students.

First Year of Law School.  ___5.8_____
Other Support Aides.          ___6.2_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___10.0_____





20.My overall rating of instruction in how to write legal essays.

First Year of Law School.  ___3.8_____
Other Support Aides.          ___4.0_____
Gould’s Online Classes.     ___9.8_____



GRAND TOTALS

  First Year of Law School  4.6 Average

  All Other Support Aides
4.1 Average

  Gould's Online Classes  9.4 Average!



GOULD'S SURVEY
of
ONLINE CLASS TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS


GOULD'S LEGAL LEARNING CLASSES: 

MORE THAN TWICE AS EFFECTIVE AS LAW SCHOOL OR ANY OTHER COMBINATION OF OTHER SOURCES!

THIS IS NOT ME SPEAKING SUBJECTIVELY, BUT MY STUDENTS, THROUGH THE OBJECTIVE RATINGS THEY GAVE THEIR LAW SCHOOL, OTHER SUPPORT AIDES, AND MY ONLINE FYLSE ESSAY CLASS.
STUDENTS FROM FIVE LAW SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN MY JANUARY, 2009 ONLINE ESSAY CLASS, AND SUBSEQUENT SURVEY:

Lincoln Law School

The University of Northern California:  Lorenzo Patino School of Law

William Howard Taft University School of Law

Northwestern California University School of Law

Concord Law School


THE STUDENTS HAVE SPOKEN!

IN THIS DAY WHERE YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY "EXPERTS," THAT LEAVE YOU MORE CONFUSED THAN WHEN YOU STARTED, SERIOUS LAW STUDENTS STUDY WITH

THE LAW PROFESSOR 

MORE THAN TWICE AS EFFECTIVE AS ANY OTHER LEGAL LEARNING ALTERNATIVE!