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By Jeffrey Lipshaw

The suggestion of studying to ‘think like a attorney’ is likely one of the cornerstones of criminal schooling within the usa and past. during this e-book, Jeffrey Lipshaw offers a critique of the conventional perspectives of ‘thinking like a attorney’ or ‘pure lawyering’ geared toward legal professionals, legislations professors, and scholars who are looking to comprehend lawyering past the conventional warrior metaphor. Drawing on his large adventure on the intersection of actual global legislations and company concerns, Professor Lipshaw offers a cosmopolitan philosophical argument that the "pure lawyering" of conventional criminal schooling is agnostic to both fact or ethical worth of results. He demonstrates natural lawyering’s power either for illusions of simple task and cynical instrumentalism, and the results of either whilst attorneys are referred to as on as dealmakers, policymakers, and counsellors.


This booklet deals an street for purchasing past (or unlearning) in simple terms the best way to imagine like a attorney. It combines criminal concept, philosophy of data, and doctrine with an appreciation of real-life judgment calls that multi-disciplinary legal professionals are referred to as upon to make. The publication might be of serious curiosity to students of criminal schooling, felony language and reasoning in addition to professors who educate either doctrine and considering and writing talents within the first yr legislation institution curriculum; and for an individual who's attracted to looking a point of view on ‘thinking like a attorney’ past the litigation arena.

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