Wednesday, October 24, 2012
BEYOND “THINK LIKE A LAWYER”
The “Featured Story” in the Wolter Kluwers website entitled “Becoming a Lawyer” is my article on what law schools should require students to learn in addition to “how to think like a lawyer.” The article discusses the communication skills that law schools should teach students so that they will be well prepared to practice law. The article is as follows:
Law schools should be preparing students to practice law. That means teaching them to think not just like lawyers but also like professional communicators. It’s now a given that law schools need to place more emphasis on teaching practical lawyering skills. The 2007 Report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching addressed the … (read the rest of the article here at the Becoming a Lawyer Website”).