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Supreme opportunity for students

Health law hearings offer live case study

Robert Greenwald (center), a professor at Harvard Law School, says more courses are examining “cutting-edge law and policy issues.’’ Robert Greenwald (center), a professor at Harvard Law School, says more courses are examining “cutting-edge law and policy issues.’’ (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Martine Powers
Globe Staff / March 29, 2012
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Professors at law schools across the region are incorporating the Supreme Court health care debate into their curriculum, assigning hot-of-the-presses legal briefs to classes and listening to audio recordings of court hearings. The focus on the case in the classroom is another step in law school professors taking classes out of their decades-old case books and into the real world. “It’s a growing percentage of what law school is all about,’’ said Robert Greenwald, a clinical professor law at Harvard Law School.

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