Some Realism About Realism in Teaching About the Legal Profession
The New Legal Realism: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice, Vol. I: Putting Law in its Place: The New Legal Realist Project; Macaulay, Mertz & Mitchell, Eds., 2015, Forthcoming
UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-51
22 Pages Posted: 9 May 2015
Date Written: May 7, 2015
UC Irvine Law School has adopted a first-year course designed to introduce students to the rich empirical literature on the legal profession and to give them an understanding of practice realities and critical perspectives on those practices. It also seeks to provide students with information about the social and cultural contexts of law practice that they will find useful as they navigate their careers. This chapter describes and assesses the course and our experience while teaching it.
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