Tiger Cub Strikes Back: Memoirs of an Ex-Child Prodigy About Legal Education and Parenting
1 British Journal of American Legal Studies 297 (2012)
51 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2011 Last revised: 19 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 11, 2011
I am a Chinese American who at 14 enrolled at Princeton and at 17 began my applied mathematics Ph.D. at Harvard. I was a first-year law student at the University of Chicago before transferring to Stanford, preferring the latter’s pedagogical culture. This Article offers a complementary account to Amy Chua’s parenting memoir. The Article discusses how mainstream legal education and tiger parenting are similar and how they can be improved by fostering life-long learning about character strengths, emotions, and ethics.
Keywords: Tiger Parenting, Legal Education, Judgment and Decision Making, Emotions, Values
JEL Classification: A12, A13, A21, K00, Z1
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