[Extract] In the 1973 film The Paper Chase, Harvard law professor Charles W Kingsfield Jr (played by John Houseman) tells his students: "you teach yourselves the law. I train your minds. You come in there with a skull of mush, and if you survive, you'll leave thinking like a lawyer." Learning how to think like a lawyer has since become one of the more frequently identified objectives of legal education, particularly in the United States but also here in Australia.
|Title of host publication||The first-year law experience: A new beginning|
|Editors||Leon Wolff, Maria Nicolae|
|Place of Publication||Ultimo, NSW|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
James, N. (2014). Teaching first-year law students to think like (good) lawyers. In L. Wolff, & M. Nicolae (Eds.), The first-year law experience: A new beginning (pp. 32-45). Ultimo, NSW: Halstead Press.