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Instructor: Livia Wang

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LAW203, Fall 2013
LAW203, Spring 2013

Livia Wang: LAW203, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 203 - Legal Writing Crn (Section): 31089 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Clarity
Since Professor Wang also taught at the law school, it was rather a privilege to have her teaching at the Paralegal Program. We are very fortunate to have her at Kapiolani Community College.
She knew the subject matter well. She made Legal writing easier to understand when her students had to work on several different legal document drafts. She encouraged her students to ask questions and to participate in the class lectures and activities.
Strong lectures. Strong knowledge of the legal field. Passionate about her Paralegal career.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
Please change the fake case scenario. It was hard to work on those legal documents and include three actual cases into the argument sections of some of the legal documents you had us work on this semester.
When we exchange papers for editing with other students, it may be helpful to do it with different students every time. Doing it with the same people all the time did not help much towards the end of semester. We can learn more with seen more papers and examples, just a suggestion!
I suggest to Livia Wang to slow down a little during class lectures.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Teaching well
Professor Wang was available via email or by phone if students needed her assistance.
She would see how we were doing with our work. She also adjusted the time a bit that we'd end class for students who live a far distance from the Kapiolani Community College Campus.
She told us whenever we needed help with anything to either email or call her on her cell phone.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes
Yes, Professor Wang will help students to develop legal writing in a way that will gradually build students' writing in the Paralegal profession. The course allows students form succinct arguments for and against a case throughout the course.
Yes I would because she knew how to break down the structure of the legal documents we worked on and she made it all easier for all of us to understand. She also worked with us, while we dealt with the fake case scenario, so we wouldn't get confused or lost. I appreciate all of the side comments she'd write on our drafts and it made my legal documents so much better.
I would highly recommend Livia Wang to other students, because you'll learn a lot in her class and she really knows what she is talking about.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Please provide an opportunity of extra credit to push up our grade- with the current point system, if you get a lower grade in the first exercise, you will no longer have a chance to bounce back to get an A.
She's a good teacher.
18. Other comments:
Thank you so much, we really learned a lot!!
no more.

Livia Wang: LAW203, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 203 - Legal Writing Crn (Section): 33730 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Very good teacher.
Very informative, helpful, has great comments on how to improve writing.
she is very patient
She was very organized and knowledgeable.
She is very kind and always gives good suggestions in how you can improve.
How she encourages us to work on our writing, by editing the papers ourselves, and for each other. But also lots of guidance of what is expected for a legal document.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would suggest discussing the breakdowns of how she plans to grade an assignment, before the assignment is due. This makes it easier to know exactly what is expected so that there's no confusion on what should've been included in the assignment---which there sometimes is.
Nothing comes to mind now but I will let you know if I think of anything! :)
Explicit rubric for the big assignments, so we know why points are taken off.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
If someone doesn't show up she still asks us if we will see that person so that we can give them a copy of the handouts we received that day, and instructions on how to do the homework.
Always asked if anybody needed help, talked to students, one on one on certain occasions, helped us step by step.
She reassured us that we can ask her questions on assignments etc. during/after class.
She has one on one meetings with every student.
She is always asking for our feedback in class. Making sure we understand something, before moving on.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes definitely. I learned a lot, especially what some attorneys and judges would expect from us. I liked all the visitors we had too.
Yes! Absolutely!
yes. She is very knowledgeable and fair.
Yes, she is very knowledgeable and helpful. You will benefit from all the information taught in her class.
Yes, she makes what would be a difficult class, relatively painless.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great instructor, in the beginning I was scared about the class but she showed us how simple it can be with just a little bit of work. I enjoyed her class!
She is a great professor, very easy to talk to and we all had fun in her class!
18. Other comments:
I noticed that she gives out a lot of handouts. I would suggest---1) She can upload the handouts to Laulima, then everyone can print it out themselves. It saves her money, and if someone doesn't show up they can still get the handout online. Also, if she continued to teach the same class every semester, she would only need to add new material or remove outdated stuff. 2) In another class, a teacher asked us to donate $18, what was believed to be the cost of the paper spent. It would go towards making copies of all the materials given to us every week--and it was a good investment because it was cheaper than buying a book.