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ERIC Number: EJ859104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
A Course to Meet the Unique Needs of Business Prelaw Students
Stenzel, Paulette L.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v26 n1 p1-46 Win-Spr 2009
This article focuses on "The Role of Law and Lawyers in Society (Law and Lawyers)", a special capstone course for prelaw majors in business programs, and provides ideas and materials for teaching methods and goals, as well as materials on substantive law and ethics that can be incorporated into a variety of legal studies courses. The author begins this article with a survey of the needs of prelaw majors. Next, she describes her philosophy and teaching methods. She outlines content of "Law and Lawyers" and how it is designed to meet needs of students, whether or not they eventually go to law school. Third, she discusses the challenges of teaching the course and reflects on its effectiveness. The author concludes that the course meets the special needs of prelaw majors that are not met elsewhere and that the course provides useful background even for those who decide not to go to law school. The class requirements help students practice and polish critical thinking and writing mechanics skills; and provides experience in careful reading, thinking, discussion, exploration, and synthesis. (Contains 196 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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