The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195182863 | edition 2007 | PDF | 327 pages | 3,1 mb
Anyone who has attended law school knows that it invokes an important intellectual transformation, frequently referred to as "learning to think like a lawyer". This process, which forces students to think and talk in radically new and different ways about conflicts, is directed by professors in the course of their lectures and examinations, and conducted via spoken and written language. Beth Mertz's book is the first study to truly delve into that language to reveal the complexities of how this process takes place.