Thinking like a lawyer

Galloway, Kathrine (2012) Thinking like a lawyer. Alternative Law Journal, 37 (4). p. 298.

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[Extract] In discussions leading up to the publication recently of the discipline standards for law, there was naturally a focus on thinking skills. Indeed many law students and practitioners would be familiar with the mantra of 'thinking like a lawyer'. Some claim that 'thinking like a lawyer' is a nebulous concept, others that it is a 'self-aggrandising sham...to justify the existence of a...special lawyer class'.

Whether or not one accepts that there is a particular mode of thought or reasoning or analysis that belongs to lawyers in particular, there is growing evidence to show that the way we teach lawyers and the way that law is practised is in fact linked to psychological distress.

Item ID: 26222
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1037-969X
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 02:17
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