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ERIC Number: EJ904999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
The Attorney-Client Relationship as a Business Law-Legal Environment Topic
Levin, Murray S.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v21 n2 p241-280 Dec 2004
Business school law courses should promote understanding of legal processes affecting business, help students learn to recognize legal issues and manage legal risks, increase ethical sensitivity, and help students to develop critical thinking skills. To this end, business law and legal environment textbooks tend to focus on ethical and legal analytical processes, the structure and functioning of the legal system, and a number of business relevant areas of substantive law. The many questions from students about finding "good lawyers," hiring them, and paying their fees, as well as more general questions focusing on what lawyers know and do, etc., and survey evidence along with anecdotal evidence suggests considerable misunderstanding. This naivete about lawyers signals a genuine need for exposure to more extensive information about the legal profession. This article explores the extent to which business law and legal environment textbooks inform readers about practical aspects of the attorney-client relationship, specifically those that offer potential clients assistance for interaction with members of the legal profession. This article also offers ideas for supplemental student assignments that can be used to promote better understanding about the legal profession and the process of identifying and working with appropriate legal counsel. (Contains 2 tables and 44 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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