Line-drawing and Legal Education

11 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2021

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Orin S. Kerr

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Date Written: January 26, 2021

Abstract

Law professors love to ask: “Where do you draw the line?” This essay offers a guide to what is in play when professors ask their favorite question. It identifies the assumptions about legal education and the legal system that lead professors to see line-drawing as important. It explores why students may see line-drawing as superficial and small-minded. And it concludes with practical tips for students on how to respond when professors ask them where they would draw the line.

Keywords: legal education, jurisprudence

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Orin S., Line-drawing and Legal Education (January 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3773392 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3773392

Orin S. Kerr (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley School of Law ( email )

Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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