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A Reply to Professor White

6 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2008  

Joshua D. Rosenberg

University of San Francisco School of Law

Date Written: 2006


The article presents a response to James White's article, "Maiming the Cubs," which expressed Professor White's skepticism of the conclusions reached in Kennon Sheldon's and Lawrence Krieger's study, "Does Legal Education Have Undermining Effects on Law Students? Evaluating Changes in Motivation, Values and Well-Being." This article views Professor White's critique as a perfect example of the kind of "thinking like a lawyer" that Krieger and Sheldon describe as a major source of stress in law students. The article presents the author's own vision of what "thinking like a lawyer" should entail, including teaching and emphasizing empathy, concern for others, self-examination, and personal responsibility.

Keywords: Legal education, law students, depression, stress, James White, Kennon Sheldon, Lawrence Krieger

Suggested Citation

Rosenberg, Joshua D., A Reply to Professor White (2006). Ohio North University Law Review, Vol. 32, 2006. Available at SSRN:

Joshua D. Rosenberg (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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