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Educating Lawyers Preparation for the Profession of Law The Foundation s two year study of legal education involved a reassessment of teaching and learning in American and Canadian law schools today Intensive field work was conducted at a cross section of 16 law schools during the 1999 2000 academic year The study re examines thinking like a lawyer the paramount educational construct currently in use The report shows how law school teaching affords students powerful intellectual tools while also shaping education and professional practice in subsequent years in significant yet often unrecognized ways The study was funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies About the Authors WILLIAM M SULLIVAN is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching He is the author of Work and Integrity and co author of Habits of the Heart ANNE COLBY co directs The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching s Preparation for the Professions Program and Higher Education and the Development of Moral and Civic Responsibility Program Judith Welch Wegner is professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she has served as dean Formerly a senior scholar with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching she has served as president of the Association of American Law Schools Lloyd Bond is a senior scholar with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching working in the area of assessment across several of the Foundation s programs Lee S Shulman is the 8th president of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching He is the first Charles E Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus and Professor of Psychology Emeritus by courtesy at Stanford University past president of the American Educational Research Association AERA and a member of the National Academy of Education S U M M A RY EDUCATING LAWYERS preparation for the profession of law William M Sullivan Anne Colby Judith Welch Wegner Lloyd Bond Lee S Shulman



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