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This Article discusses the author's approach to teaching rape law in first year law school criminal law courses. His technique includes his own ideas as well as incorporating the teachings of Professor Kate Bloch, Professor Catherine Hancock, and others. The author explains when in the semester to teach rape law, how to mitigate problems that may arise when teaching this subject, and how to avoid the risks of emotional explosion and alienation in the classroom. The author concludes that this teaching method reduces the risks and improves the chances of fully realizing rape law's potential to illuminate fundamental themes of criminal law.

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