Todd Rakoff

Byrne Professor of Administrative Law
Harvard Law School

Todd Rakoff, formerly the Dean of the J.D. Program, has been actively involved in many of Harvard Law School’s educational experiments and reforms in the last quarter century. He rethinks classic law school pedagogies such as Socratic questioning, cold-calling, and case method teaching to create energetic, challenging learning environments for his students. Many of these techniques are applicable in other contexts. In this video, Todd and his students describe the context of his featured Legislation and Regulation course and discuss his teaching style.

Full Class Session

Watch the full class session featured in this instructor’s move videos to observe and reflect on teaching practices as they unfold. The video is also chaptered according to featured instructional moves, allowing you to see how these vignettes fit into the larger context of the session.