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Case Study Resources

Case Study Affiliates at Harvard:

Harvard Business Publishing for Educators

Harvard Business Publishing has information on curriculums, online simulations, and online courses, as well as teaching and learning resources related to case studies in different business disciplines. 

Harvard Education Press Case Studies

Harvard Education Press provides access to cases in higher education and K-12 education. Topics include administration and finance, curriculum development, external relations and public affairs, faculty, human resources, leadership, marketing, planning, student affairs, data use, and community organizing. 

Harvard Kennedy School Case Program

Harvard Kennedy School of Government Case Program offers cases on a variety of topics related to government, as well as research and resources on teaching with cases. Multimedia cases are also available. 

Harvard Law School Case Studies Program

The Case Studies at Harvard Law School offers access for students, educators, for-profit and non-profit to legal cases. The website also features a blog, as well as teaching and learning resources for educators using cases. 

Harvard Medical School "Culturally Competent Care" Case Studies

Harvard Medical School Culturally Competent Care Case Studies provides access to cases that relate to culturally competent care, “…the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide quality clinical care to patients from different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. It involves tailoring delivery to meet patients' social, cultural and linguistic needs in an effort to improve outcomes and eliminate disparities in healthcare.”

The Pluralism Project Case Study Initiative

The Pluralism Project Case Study Initiative seeks to understand how the case method can be useful in creatively addressing theological and religious studies issues through teaching and learning. The texts relate to issues in civil society, public life, and religious communities. 

Teaching Negotiation Resource Center

The Teaching Negotiation Resource Center offers a range of materials, including role-play simulations, videos, books, periodicals, and case studies. Most of the materials in the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center are designed for educational purposes, whether in college classroom settings or in corporate training settings, by mediators and facilitators introducing their clients to a process or issue, or by individuals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge independently. 


Law Teaching and Learning:

Todd D. Rakoff and Martha Minow, A Case for Another Case Method

Best Practices for Legal Education

This blog is a space for people interested in legal education to share opinions, ideas, and concerns. It documents innovations in the legal education reform movement and fosters dialogue in the legal education community. 

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (see Online Resources)

The Institute serves as a space for ideas regarding legal education. This site contains, resources on curriculum design, teaching and learning, conferences, and recent publications. 

Teaching and Learning Law Resources for Legal Education (Barbara Glesner Fines, UMKC School of Law)

This page holds links to resources for student learning assessment in law schools, group and team-based learning, teaching law, learning law, and articles on legal education. 

Links and Resources (Legal Education, ADR, and Practical Problem Solving [LEAPS] Project)

The Legal Education, ADR and Practical Problem Solving (LEAPS) links and resources page holds resources for different topics in legal education. 

LegalED Problems and Exercises

Interactive exercises and ideas for professors to use in their classrooms. 

The Environmental Law Teacher's Clearinghouse

Case studies and simulations on environmental law. 

Online Education Resources (Renaissance Report, A Journal of Legal Education in Transition)

An analysis of legal education.

Transforming Legal Education (Paul Maharg)

Paul Maharg’s book, Transforming Legal Education, offers critiques and changes to the way law is studied. 


Tips on Case Teaching:

The ABCs of Case Teaching (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University)

A thorough publication on case studies, the ABCs of Case Teaching answers the question of why professors should use case studies, and offers strategies of engagement, of preparing to teach cases, debriefing, and more. It also provides a sample course packet and additional resources. 

Teaching with Case Studies (Stanford University, 1994)

This article provides information on writing, teaching, and discussing case studies in a legal education setting. 

The Case Method and the Interactive Classroom (John Foran, NEA Higher Education Journal)

Using Investigative Cases

Information on how to use investigative cases in teaching, the benefits of students learning investigative case methods, assessment resources, and examples. 

HBS: Case Teaching and Learning Resources

HBS: Case Writing Resources

HBS: Participant-Centered Learning and the Case Method (multimedia resource)

HBS: The Teaching Post educator forum (dedicated to Case Method Teaching in Action)

HBS: List of external teaching and learning centers, case resources, etc.

HKS: Learning by the Case Method (setting student expectations)


Free cases and course materials:

The Case Centre

The Case Centre, a joint initiative in higher education to share case materials among business teachers, hosts free cases on a wide range of topics: entrepreneurship; arts management and music business; responsible management, including social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability; global health delivery; “climate saver” best practices and commercial distribution to low-income regions; political economics; international business; e-commerce; marketing; operations information and technology; other business disciplines; and topical issues.

Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers

"These resources include course portfolios, articles, tools, reports, and activities from law schools, educators, and members of the legal profession. They have been compiled to facilitate collaboration and innovations in law school."