SPARROW - Sophie Sparrow

Prof. Sophie Sparrow

Professor of Law
A.B., Harvard/Radcliffe College
J.D., Harvard Law School

Biography

Updated: July 5, 2012

 

Books

  • Working Together in Law: Teamwork and Small Group Skills for Legal Professionals (Carolina Academic Press, 2014) (with Eileen Scallen and Cliff Zimmerman)
  • What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2013) (with Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerald F. Hess)
  • Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (Carolina Academic Press 2011) (with Gerald F. Hess, Steven Friedland and Michael Hunter Schwartz)
  • Teaching Law by Design for Adjuncts (Carolina Academic Press 2010) (with Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerald F. Hess)
  • Teaching Law by Design: Engaging Students From Syllabus to Final Exam (Carolina Academic Press 2009) (with Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerald F. Hess)
  • Remedies: Bar Exam-Oriented Materials, Problems and Cases (Carolina Academic Press 2009) (with Michael Hunter Schwartz and Carole J. Buckner), in progress.
  • The Lawyer as Supervisor, Manager and Motivator (Nat'l Ass'n for Law Placement 2000)(with Mary Sheffer).

Articles

  • Team-Based Learning in Law, 18 Leg. Writing 53 (2013)
  • Can The Work Well on a Team? Assessing Students' Collaborative Skills, 38 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1162 (2012)
  • Using Individual and Group Multiple-Choice Quizzes to Deepen Students' Learning, 3 Elon L. Rev. 1 (2011)
  • Team-Based Learning - An Overview, 16 L. Tchr 1 (Spring 2010)
  • Taking a Small Step Toward More Assessments, 16 L. Tchr 1 (Fall 2009)
  • Practicing Civility in the Legal Writing Course: Helping Law Students Learn Professionalism 13 Leg. Writing 113 (2008)
  • What Helps Law Professors Develop as Teachers? -- An Empirical Study, 14 Widener L. Rev. 149 (2008) (with Gerald F. Hess)
  • Uncovering the Student Perspective - Six Questions to Ask Before Class 1 Amer. Just. L. Rev. 901 (2008)
  • New Hampshire's Performance-Based Variant of the Bar Exam: The Daniel Webster Scholar Program, 74 The Bar Examiner No. 4 (Nov. 2005) (with Linda Dalianis).
  • Describing the Ball: Improve Teaching by Using Rubrics - Explicit Grading Criteria, 2004 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1. 
  • Notice Students' Similarites - Not Differences [with previous generations], The Second Draft, Bull. of Leg. Writing Inst. Vol.18, No.1, 10 (2003).
  • Why I Teach, 10 L. Tchr. 16 (Spring 2003).
  • Citation Form in New Hampshire: You May Want to Consult the New ALWD Manual, N.H. Bar J. (September 2002).

Other

  • Using Active Learning to Engage Students, Cleveland-Marshall College of L., Cleveland, Ohio (Oct., 2006).
  • Workshop on Assessment, Univ. of Baltimore School of L., Baltimore, Md. (Aug., 2006).
  • AALS Conference on New Ideas for Law School Teachers, "Teaching Intentionally," How to Assess if Goals Have Been Met:  Testing What You Teach, Vancouver, B. C., Can. (June 2006).
  • AALS Conference on New Ideas for Law School Teachers, "Teaching Intentionally," Faculty Development Data and Principles, Vancouver, B. C., Can. (June 2006).
  • AALS 2006 Annual Meeting, Teaching Professionalism in a Way That Respects and Honors Law Students (Jan. 2006).
  • AALS 2006 Annual Meeting, Reconceiving Lawyer Licensing: Alternative Models of Assessing Lawyer Competence  (Jan. 2006).
  • Lawyer Continuing Legal Education, Latham & Watkins,  Advanced Writing Workshops, (Jan. 2006).
  • Re-Examining the Bar Exam, Part II (Soc. of Amer. L. Teachers, Oct. 11, 2003, Univ. Minn. L. Sch., Minn.).
  • Facilitator, Teaching Challenging Students (N. Eng. Leg. Writing Consortium, June 13, 2003, Roger Williams Univ. Sch. of L., R.I.).
  • Closing Session, Opening Exercises (Inst. for L. Sch. Teaching’s Annual Conf., Demonstrating and Deconstructing Our Teaching, June 2002).
  • Using Active Learning Techniques in the Legal Writing Classroom (Leg. Writing Inst. Biennial Conf., Knoxville Tenn., June 2002).
  • Enhancing Student Learning: Using Direct Instruction to Help Challenged Students Learn More Effectively, (Faculty Teaching Workshop, John Marshall L. Sch., Chicago, Ill., May 2002).
  • Using Rubrics to Enhance Student Learning (Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Junior Faculty Exchange, Apr. 2002).
  • Using Rubrics to Enhance Student Learning (Franklin Pierce L. Ctr., Faculty discussion Feb. 2002).
  • (AALS 2002 Annual Meeting Workshop, Calgary Comes to New Orleans, Jan. 2002, New Orleans, La.).
  • Critiquing Student Work, New Eng. Leg. Writing Consortium June Meeting (June 2002).
  • Using Active Learning Techniques in the Legal Writing Classroom, Leg. Writing Inst. Biennial Conf. (June 2002).
  • Enhancing Student Learning: Using Direct Instruction to Help Challenged Students Learn More Effectively, Faculty Teaching Workshop, John Marshall L. Sch. (May 2002).
  • Using Rubrics to Enhance Student Learning, Northeastern Univ. Sch. of L., (Junior Faculty Exchange, Apr. 2002).
  • Using Rubrics to Enhance Student Learning, Franklin Pierce L. Ctr., (faculty discussion, Feb. 2002).
  • AALS 2002 Annual Meeting Workshop, Calgary Comes to New Orleans, (Jan. 2002) (panel presentation materials).
  • Deconstructing IRAC: Teaching Objective Memo Writing (New Eng. Leg. Writing Consortium, Dec. 2001, Boston College Sch. of L., Boston, Mass.).
  • Using a Civil Procedure Exam Question to Teach Persuasion, The Second Draft, Vol.16, No.1, p.12 (2001).
  • Tales of the Guyaki Indians, 12 Risk 339 (Fall 2001) (book review).
  • Description of Teaching Technique, Engaging students in reflecting on their learning, (2001 AALS Conference on New Ideas for Experienced Teachers: We Teach but Do They Learn?), http://www.aals.org/profdev/newideas/.
  • Working with Adjuncts (Assoc. of Leg. Writing Dir. 2001 Membership Meeting and Roundtable Program, July 29, 2001, Minneapolis, Minn.) (with Janet Blocher).
  • Describing the Ball: Enhancing Learning and Fair Grading with Rubrics, Inst. for L. Sch. Teaching (July 2001).
  • Working with TA's, (Assoc. of Leg. Writing Dir. Roundtable Discussion Rept., July 2001).
  • Giving Women Positive Role Models, N.H. Bar News (July 6, 2001).
  • Describing the Ball: Enhancing Learning and Fair Grading with Rubrics (Inst. for L. Sch. Teaching, July 2001, Spokane, Wash.) (with Kimberly Kirkland).
  • Cross-Cultural Communication: How Accommodating Non-Native Speakers Can Benefit All Our Students (New Eng. Leg. Writing Consortium, June 2001, Univ. of Me. Sch. of L., Portland, Me.) (with Jessie Grearson).
  • Legal Drafting – Municipal Ordinances and Regulations (N.H. Bar Assoc., Mun. and Govtl. L. Sec., Concord, Mass., Apr. 2000).
  • The Lawyer as Supervisor, Manager and Motivator (Natl. Assoc. for L. Placement 2000) (with Mary B. Sheffer).
  • Legal Drafting – Municipal Ordinances and Regulations, (N.H. Bar Assoc. Mun. and Govtl. L. Sec., Apr. 2000).
  • Effective Staff Management (Natl. Assoc. for L. Placement Skills Training Workshop, Natl. Assoc. for L. Placement Annual Conf., Boston, Mass., Apr. 2000).
  • Thoughts on the SALT Conference from a New Member, SALT Equalizer, (newsletter of the Soc. of Am. L. Teachers) Vol. 2000, No. 4, p.11 (2000).
  • Effective Staff Management (Natl. Assoc. for L. Placement Skills Training Workshop, Natl. Assoc. for L. Placement Annual Conf., Boston, Mass., Apr. 2000).