Helping Students Develop a Humanistic Philosophy of Lawyering

Journal of Legal Writing Vol. 12, p. 141, 2006

30 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2011  

Beth Cohen

Western New England University School of Law

Date Written: December 21, 2011

Abstract

This Article considers the need to help students develop a cohesive philosophy of lawyering and suggests some ideas and methods to help introduce these concepts and concerns to students. Although this Article focuses primarily on aspects of the legal research and writing curriculum and pedagogy as well as professional development programs that can enhance the curriculum, the concepts are applicable and transferable to other subjects and courses. The purpose of this Article is to explore the issues raised by a conscious decision to help students consider and develop a beneficial philosophy of lawyering in areas including the development of legal research and writing curriculum and professional development programs.

Keywords: lawyering skills, legal research and writing, legal education

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Beth, Helping Students Develop a Humanistic Philosophy of Lawyering (December 21, 2011). Journal of Legal Writing Vol. 12, p. 141, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1974960

Beth Cohen (Contact Author)

Western New England University School of Law ( email )

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

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