Language of Law School Learning to Think Like a Lawyer

ISBN-10: 019518310X

ISBN-13: 9780195183108

Edition: 2007

Authors: Elizabeth Mertz
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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Notes on Transcription
Introduction
Entering the World of U.S. Law
Law, Language, and the Law School Classroom
Study Design, Methodology, and Profile
Similarity: legal Epistemology
Learning to Read Like a Lawyer: Text, Context, and Linguistic Ideology
Epistemology and Teaching Styles: Different Forms, Same Message
On Becoming a Legal Person: Identity and the Social Context of Legal Epistemology
Difference: Social Structure in Legal Pedagogy
Professorial Style in Context
Student Participation and Social Difference: Race, Gender, Status, and Context in Law School Classes
Conclusion: Reading, Talking, and Thinking Like a Lawyer
Legal Language and American Law: Authority, Morality, and Linguistic Ideology
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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