Paul L. Caron

Friday, August 11, 2017

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Comment:  Ten years ago, The Carnegie Report designated three “apprenticeships” for educating today’s lawyers: 1) the “cognitive apprenticeship,” which focuses on expert knowledge and modes of thinking, 2) the “apprenticeship of practice,” which educates students in “the forms of expert practice shared by competent practitioners,” and 3) the “apprenticeship of identity and purpose,” which “introduces students to the purposes and attitudes that are guided by the values for which the professional community is responsible.” The Report concluded that current legal education does a good job teaching the first apprenticeship, but a poor one teaching the other two.  Since the Report, several scholars have produced works on how to teach professional identity to law students:

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