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The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

2003

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Lawyering Process: My Thanks For The Book And The Movie, Leah Wortham Jan 2003

Lawyering Process: My Thanks For The Book And The Movie, Leah Wortham

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The author's memories of "the movie version" of The Lawyering Process, two courses she took in Gary Bellow's first two years at Harvard Law School (1971-73), are compared to the text and problem supplements published in 1978. The author traces the influence of those courses and books on her externship course and textbook, written with others. She cites the value of Bellow & Moulton's pioneering employment of visual and kinesthetic learning modes and explicit statement to students about educational goals and methods. She identifies paradigms for lawyering tasks that have remained useful to her throughout her career. With ...