Ask almost any case teacher, and theyâ€™ll tell you that guided discussion makes or breaks a case study experience. Well, anyone but Charlie Nesson.
Professor Nesson unveiled a new case discussion method in his residential and online courses on the American Jury (taught at Harvard Law School, Harvard Extension School, and HarvardX): participants read the case, receive a stimulus question, and convene in unfacilitated â€œjuryâ€ deliberation groups, with the task of reaching a unanimous verdict. There is no right answer, no right process. Only the urgency to make headway and break impassesâ€”or the spontaneous leadership of a participantâ€”will move the conversation forward. In some sense, it is the simplest of role plays: be yourself, as citizen. Read more...