The Language Of Law School / Edition 1

The Language Of Law School / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Mertz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019518310X

ISBN-13: 9780195183108

Pub. Date: 02/03/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195183108
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/03/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Transcription
I. Introduction
1. Entering the World of U.S. Law
2. Law, Language, and the U.S. Classroom
3. Study, Design, Methodology, and Profile
II. Similarity: Legal Epistemology
4. Learning to Read Like a Lawyer: Text, Context, and Linguistic Ideology
5. Epistemology and Teaching Styles: Different Form, Same Message
6. On Becoming a Legal Person: Law Talk in the Law School Classrooms
III. Difference: Social Structure in Legal Pedagogy
7. Professionial Style in Context
8. Student Participation and Social Difference: Race, Gender, Status, and Context in Law School Classes
IV. Conclusion: Reading, Talking, and "Thinking" Like a Lawyer
9. Legal Language and American Law: Authority, Morality, and Linguistic Ideology
Notes
Index

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