Professor Nancy J. Knauer is a featured speaker at What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, taking place this week at Northwestern School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Presented jointly by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching, What the Best Law Teachers Do: Education in Action is a two-and-a-half day conference that will provide a forum to hear the insights and teaching techniques of one-dozen remarkable law educators from among those interviewed in Harvard Press’s newly-released book, What the Best Law Teachers Do.
Professor Knauer will be presenting a workshop titled Building an Integrated Learning Community, in which she will discuss Temple Law’s groundbreaking Law & Public Policy Program, which combines theory, practice, and professionalism through the use of field placements, innovative web-based course materials, and leadership training. Based on collaborative learning and information sharing, the Program invites students to explore how change happens at the federal level, using the lens of comparative institutional analysis. Emphasizing context, technology, and professional identity, the Program borrows from the emerging field of creativity studies to engage students in policy reform and provide a platform for public comments, blog posts, op-eds, and presentations.
Professor Knauer is the I. Herman Stern Professor of Law and Director of Law & Public Policy Programs at Temple Law School. An internationally recognized scholar, she writes on issues of identity, sexuality, and gender. She teaches in the areas of Political & Civil Rights, Property, and Taxation. Professor Knauer received a Dukeminier Award and the Stu Walter Prize for her article LGBT Elder Law: Toward Equity
in Aging, 32 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2009). Professor Knauer is the co-founder of the Aging, Law & Society Collaborative Research Network and serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Institute. Professor Knauer has been named a University “Great Teacher,” the highest honor bestowed by Temple University. She has received numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service.