More than Learning to think Like a Lawyer: The Empirical Research on Legal Education
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Ogloff, James R. P.
Lyon, David R.
Douglas, Kevin S.
Rose, V. Gordon
INTRODUCTION|Just as his namesake before him, Christopher Columbus Langdell set the course for the discovery of something new, something which was to revolutionize legal education. Soon after becoming Dean of the Harvard Law School in 1870, he created and implemented the case method. Up to that time, lawyers most typically learned their skills and craft in an apprentice model under the tutelage of practicing lawyers. Indeed, at least as far back as 1292, when King Edward I of England appointed a Royal Commission to determine how lawyers should be educated to qualify for practice, the apprenticeship model was the one of choice...
34 Creighton L. Rev. 73 (2000-2001)
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