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The language of law school : learning to "think like a lawyer"

Author: Elizabeth Mertz
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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In this linguistic study of law school education, Mertz shows how law professors employ the Socratic method between teacher and student, forcing the student to shift away from moral and emotional terms in thinking about conflict, toward frameworks of legal authority instead.
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Mertz, Elizabeth.
Language of law school.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006045325
(OCoLC)65521635
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Mertz
ISBN: 9780195346091 0195346092 019518310X 9780195183108 0195182863 9780195182866 1281162574 9781281162571 9781429469012 1429469013
OCLC Number: 131194519
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages)
Contents: Notes on Transcription; I: INTRODUCTION; II: SIMILARITY: LEGAL EPISTEMOLOGY; III: DIFFERENCE: SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN LEGAL PEDAGOGY; IV: CONCLUSION: READING, TALKING, AND THINKING LIKE A LAWYER; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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