Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

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Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby SOCRATiC » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:18 am

When do law students start to feel comfortable with "thinking like a lawyer"?

It seems to me that the first semester pretty much covers all of the basics. Does this mean that law students are pretty much ready to receive training in the practice of law after their first year?

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby SOCRATiC » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:57 pm

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:59 pm

6 months after graduation.

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby Renzo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:05 pm

Cupidity wrote:6 months after graduation.


Seems optimistic to me. I just read a NYLJ article on pleading strategy that blew my effing mind; I can't imagine I'd have thought like that kind of lawyer in 18 months.

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:11 pm

y = Log(X)

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby ran12 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:39 pm

You don't learn the law for real until you start working. Law school can give you the foundation but there's almost no way to avoid a big leap in the learning curve once you're in the real world.

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:52 pm

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.... the chart didn't come out how I drew it.. but those are the pieces of the curve lol
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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:53 pm

AreJay711 wrote:y = Log(X)

I actually believe it's:

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby Renzo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:03 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
.... the chart didn't come out how I drew it.. but those are the pieces of the curve lol


Newfag can't triforce.

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby SOCRATiC » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:27 pm

But when does a student acquire the "legal reasoning" skills that lawyers are known to possess?

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Re: Can you please describe the Learning Curve at law school?

Postby ran12 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:42 pm

SOCRATiC wrote:But when does a student acquire the "legal reasoning" skills that lawyers are known to possess?


Maybe 6 months in on the job for some. For others, never.




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