Line-drawing and Legal Education
11 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2021
Date Written: January 26, 2021
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
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