The Method Problem: An Essay in Honor of Beth Eisler

7 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2013

Date Written: July 25, 2013


This essay was written as a memorial for Professor Beth Eisler, my colleague at the University of Toledo, who passed away far too soon in 2012. In her three-decade-long career in legal education, Professor Eisler shaped the lives of countless students and colleagues at Toledo, Wayne State, and the University of Baltimore and Michigan State University, where she taught as a Visiting Professor. Beth was unique in many ways. As a classroom teacher, she was one of the early adopters of an aggressive, problem-based approach to teaching legal analysis. Professor Eisler's advocacy for and exemplary employment of the problem method, now quite the vogue in legal education, stands as one of her distinctive legacies.

Keywords: law teaching, problem method

Suggested Citation

Rapp, Geoffrey Christopher, The Method Problem: An Essay in Honor of Beth Eisler (July 25, 2013). 44 University of Toledo Law Review 509 (2013), University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-10, Available at SSRN:

Geoffrey Christopher Rapp (Contact Author)

University of Toledo College of Law ( email )

2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

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