Summon Your Inner Kingsfield

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

June 1, 2010

The Scrivener, p. 6, Summer 2010

Much legal writing is flat and boring. Law students and lawyers need to punch up their writing by adopting a vigorous, forceful style. This brief article illustrates the point by contrasting Professor Kingsfield's dramatic explanation of the Socratic method in The Paper Chase with the Harvard Law School catalog's description of its signature pedagogy.

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Keywords: Legal Writing, Socratic Method, Law School

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Date posted: September 7, 2010 ; Last revised: November 15, 2012

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Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Summon Your Inner Kingsfield (June 1, 2010). The Scrivener, p. 6, Summer 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1673229

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )
1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu
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