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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: Legal Writing, Socratic Method, Law School
Date posted: September 7, 2010 ; Last revised: November 15, 2012
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