Your first law school classroom experience might be strange, especially after 16 years of schooling. There are a number of different modes of learning and methods of teaching. Here’s a look at just a few:
The University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law has recently voted to “champion the cause of compassion.”
When I heard about this, my initial reaction was positive. I think there already is a lot of compassion and other emotions that can come into play behind the rhetoric of legal reasoning. Judge Richard Posner has been arguing that politics, intuition, and emotion, rather than sophisticated legal reasoning, are often the real motivators behind judicial decisions.