From Torts Wypadki
from Professor Eric E. Johnson at the University of North Dakota School of Law
The traditional method of exam preparation for students involves making an outline of the course. Because traditional legal pedagogy eschews using a textbook in lieu of a casebook, the outline fulfills the place of a textbook – providing a written explanation of the subject matter. With the goal of saving time by reducing duplicative labor, I am providing the class with a chance to create an outline as a community – which we’ll call a “wypadki.” The wypadki will be enabled with a wiki, the same web application that is behind Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that is authored and edited by its readership. Only members of the class will be able to contribute to the wypadki, and each addition, edit, and deletion will be tagged with the name of the contributing class member. I intend to allow students broad latitude in creating the wypadki, though I will step in and provide guidance and restrictions if necessary.
End of Semester and Exam
On or after a certain announced date at the end of the semester, before the exam, I will lock the wypadki. I will then have a chance to review and alter it before leaving it in a final version. Please note that I reserve the right to make any changes, deletions, and additions I deem appropriate, in my sole discretion, before or after locking the wypadki. The final version will be made available for download sometime before the exam, and copies will be printed and distributed to all students during the exam, discussed below, for use as a reference in drafting an examination answer.
YYour contributions to the wypadki must respect intellectual property law. Do not add copyrighted material (regardless of licensing); limit your contributions to your own originally authored material and material in the public domain, which includes court-issued opinions. In addition, you may add into the wypadki the torts mindmaps that I created for class and any other class materials that I author and post under the heading "Classroom Notes and Presentations," unless otherwise noted. In making a contribution to the wypadki, you are certifying that the material you add is original and does not include the copyrighted content of others. Also, by contributing, you are agreeing that the wypadki and/or any of your contributions to it may be used, copied, and/or changed by your fellow students for this course and by others for any education- or learning-related endeavor approved by me or my designee.
To contribute to the wypadki, you must register. Information about registering your user ID is here.