I revolve my legal history courses around one methodology: teaching legal history by means of legal skills. I draw on my experience teaching legal practice and clinical skills courses to assign briefs and oral arguments as a means for law students to immerse themselves in historical topics. Without distracting from other approaches, I framed this innovation as teaching legal history not to budding historians but to budding lawyers.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Bromberg, Howard J. "Teaching Legal History Through Legal Skills." In Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives, edited by R. M. Jarvis, 275-9. JCL Studies in Comparative Law, vol. 9. London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2014.