Is 'Thinking Like a Lawyer' Really What We Want to Teach?
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, Vol. 1, p. 91, 2002
This article argues that the phrase thinking like a lawyer assumes that other professions don't have their own ways of approaching problems and that law schools only need to teach how lawyers think, rather than how lawyers do what they do. It suggests that law schools should do much more than just teach law students how to think.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: legal education, lawyers, attorneys, higher education
JEL Classification: K00
Date posted: October 10, 2006