Professor Kristine S. Knaplund was a featured speaker at the Association of American Law School's (AALS) Workshop for New Law School Teachers in Washington, D.C. from June 25 to 29. She gave a plenary for 150 new professors from all over the country on the application of learning theory to the classroom. She talked about obstacles to student learning and gave eight ideas to encourage active learning.
Professor Knaplund has taught law for 25 years. She began her career teaching at UCLA Law School, where she was honored with the law school's Rutter Award For Excellence in Teaching in 1991, the University-wide Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995, and the 1997 graduating class' Professor of the Year Award. She joined the faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law in 2002, and teaches Property, Wills and Trusts, Advanced Wills and Trusts, and the Bioethics Seminar. In 2006 she received the 1L Professor of the Year Award.