A Student's Guide to Law School: What Counts, What Helps, and What Matters

University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2011 Last revised: 9 Oct 2013

Date Written: October 15, 2013

Abstract

This book is a guide to what matters in law school: the legal reasoning skills that are taught and tested in traditional law school classes, and the practical skills that students will need when they begin their careers.

The excerpt attached here is Chapter 13, "Judgment Calls," which explains how lawyers and law students develop good practical judgment through reflection on their experiences.

The book's introduction is also available online, at the University of Chicago Press website.

Keywords: law school, legal education, legal reasoning, lawyering, legal ethics, judgment, practical reasoning

Suggested Citation

Ayers, Andrew B., A Student's Guide to Law School: What Counts, What Helps, and What Matters (October 15, 2013). University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1907879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1907879

Andrew B. Ayers (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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