Beyond Legal Reasoning: a Critique of Pure Lawyering by Jeffrey Lipshaw

By Jeffrey Lipshaw

The inspiration of studying to ‘think like a attorney’ is among the cornerstones of felony schooling within the usa and past. during this booklet, Jeffrey Lipshaw presents a critique of the conventional perspectives of ‘thinking like a legal professional’ or ‘pure lawyering’ geared toward attorneys, legislations professors, and scholars who are looking to comprehend lawyering past the normal warrior metaphor. Drawing on his vast event on the intersection of genuine international legislations and enterprise concerns, Professor Lipshaw offers a cosmopolitan philosophical argument that the "pure lawyering" of conventional felony 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 implications of either while attorneys are referred to as on as dealmakers, policymakers, and counsellors.


This publication deals an road for purchasing past (or unlearning) simply the way to imagine like a attorney. It combines felony idea, philosophy of information, and doctrine with an appreciation of real-life judgment calls that multi-disciplinary legal professionals are known as upon to make. The publication could be of serious curiosity to students of criminal schooling, felony language and reasoning in addition to professors who train either doctrine and considering and writing talents within the first 12 months legislation tuition curriculum; and for a person who's drawn to looking a standpoint on ‘thinking like a legal professional’ past the litigation arena.

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