Extract: The nature and purpose of Australian legal education has changed over time but it is at least arguable that one constant has been the importance of law students learning to think: more particularly, learning to think ‘like lawyers’. Despite agreement on thinking as a fundamental legal skill, giving content to this concept has generated debate within the academy and the profession. There is also some debate about why the many law students who will never be lawyers need to learn to think like lawyers. Further, even if there were agreement on what ‘thinking like a lawyer’ really means, how to teach legal thinking effectively remains relatively obscure.
|Number of pages||119|
|Journal||Legal Education Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|