An Inconvenient Truth: The Need to Educate Emotionally Competent Lawyers

  title={An Inconvenient Truth: The Need to Educate Emotionally Competent Lawyers},
  author={R. Slocum},
The dominant presumption within legal education, that we can teach students to “think like lawyers” with a nearly singular focus on training the analytical mind, is a fiction based on a 19th Century understanding of the human brain that is inherently flawed. Modern neuroscience reveals that the ideal of a dispassionate analytical mind untainted by emotions and personal biases is a fallacy. Nonetheless, this fallacy has spawned an equally faulty premise that still dominates legal education today… Expand
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  • in: J. Legal Educ.,
  • 2008