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Skills Training in "Legal Analysis" [microform] : A Systematic Approach / Paul T. Wangerin
Bib ID 5544283
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Wangerin, Paul T
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
78 p. 
Summary

This paper describes a systematic method for teaching first year law students dialectical skills. An introductory section, Part I, critiques the traditional format for law education noting that at most schools, instruction in substantive courses impart knowledge but not the skills lawyers need in practicing their professions. Part II discusses, in a preliminary fashion, the idea of "thinking like a lawyer." It also defines and describes six individual skills in an attempt to divide up the dialectical skill of legal analysis into several discrete parts: (1) the skill of using facts; (2) the skill of using statutes; (3) the skill of using "synthesis"; (4) the skill of using analogies; (5) the skill of using "policy"; and (6) the skill of "reconciling" apparent contradictions. Part III explores some aspects of classroom teaching of dialectical skills including drill, syllabus development, recipes for construction of legal arguments, and the teacher as coach. The paper concludes with a call for combating the alien qualities generated by legal education through teacher willingness to transform their approach to instruction and their students. Included are 132 footnotes. (JB)

Notes

ERIC Note: Footnotes are in very small print.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

University of Miami Law Review, v40 n2 p409-85 Jan 1986.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Higher Education.  |  Law Students.  |  Learning Activities.  |  Learning Strategies.  |  Legal Education (Professions)  |  Memory.  |  Mnemonics.  |  Skill Development.  |  Thinking Skills.  |  Writing Strategies.  |  Dialectical Reasoning
Form/genre Journal Articles.
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