ERIC Number: ED127244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Why Judge? A Conversation about Jurisprudence with William J. Bennett Conducted by William L. Bennett.
Bennett, William J.; Bennett, William L.
This document, one of a series on questions regarding humanistic education, contains a transcribed conversation about jurisprudence between William J. Bennett, a professor of the philosophy of law at Boston University, and William L. Bennett, a teacher of humanities and English at Browne & Nichols School. The conversation deals with ways in which law pervades everyday lives, the necessity for the proper study of law in schools and colleges, and attempts of over 100 state and local bar associations to see that an understanding of law, the legal process, and the legal system becomes a part of the curriculum. Both speakers maintain that the case method developed in law school is the most useful approach to law-related subjects because most legal cases involve "little" people, whose lives and problems quite closely resemble those of the students who will study them. A bibliographical note on case law materials to be used by teachers for introducing students to law is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Humanism, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interviews, Justice, Laws, Lawyers, Legal Costs, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Social Change, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Chandler and Sharp Publishers, 5609 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, California 94925 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 085 753, ED 085 762, and SO 009 304-308