Law school 'imposters' need allies not accomplices

Law school ‘imposters’ need allies not accomplices

Do a quick search of 'impostor syndrome'. What did you find? What about 'impostor syndrome in law school'? That produces some worrying results. There is a mountain of advice about how self-professed 'imposters' - law students, lawyers and academics - can heal themselves. A lot of it is good advice about talking to other people. …

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Reflective practice

The 5 steps of reflective practice as a professional skill in law school

Reflective thinking is a professional skill. While the law school curriculum emphasises the development of reflective thinking, there is very little guidance on teaching it. When we think about 'reflection', we have a tendency to define it as remembering something - an event, something someone did, or even something we did. That's important. But that's …

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‘Mistakes’ teach law students real-world skills responding to ambiguity

Typos, misspelling, wrong names and inconsistent dates in law school problem questions - they are usually a source of huge embarrassment for law teachers. But they are much closer to the way lawyers often get client instructions. 'Mistakes’ can teach law students real-world skills responding to ambiguity. Clients rarely arrive in lawyers’ offices with neatly …

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Helping Students Become 21st-Century “Crap Detectors” (via Touro College Learning and Teaching Exchange)

I came across this helpful article on 'Helping Students Become 21st-Century “Crap Detectors” ' over on the Touro College Learning and Teaching Exchange blog written by Dennis Urban. The immediacy and prevalence of online sources in modern classrooms mean that many of our law students are more inclined to use Google as a research tool than …

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