We Ask You to Consider: Learning About Practical Judgment in Lawyering
4 Clinical Law Review 247 (1998)
75 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2016 Last revised: 6 Dec 2016
Date Written: Spring 1998
When I need a good lawyer, I look for someone who is knowledgeable and conscientious and has integrity, but above all I want someone with good judgment. Though it is not that clear what we precisely mean when we talk about sound lawyering judgment, few would dispute its desirability and potential importance. Many are apt to question whether judgment can be taught in law school or any school. Nonetheless, I want to suggest that implicit in much of what we are doing in clinical legal education is trying to find ways to help law students exercise better judgment in their practices than they might otherwise on their own, both under our supervision and in the future.
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