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We Ask You to Consider: Learning About Practical Judgment in Lawyering

4 Clinical Law Review 247 (1998)

UC Hastings Research Paper No. 221

75 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2016 Last revised: 6 Dec 2016

Mark N. Aaronson

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: Spring 1998

Abstract

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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Aaronson, Mark N., We Ask You to Consider: Learning About Practical Judgment in Lawyering (Spring 1998). 4 Clinical Law Review 247 (1998); UC Hastings Research Paper No. 221. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864962

Mark Aaronson (Contact Author)

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