What’s Wrong With Legal Education
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THIS IS A DOCTORATE THESIS. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE IT Recent research suggests that legal education in North America harms students in many ways. From depression to alcoholism, to a loss of sense of self and well-being. Yet very little is known about how this harm occurs. This is one of the first empirical studies that looks specifically at the teaching methods, assessment techniques and other educational factors and how they impact law students – both positively and negatively.
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whatswrongwithlegaleducation

Recent research suggests that legal education in North America harms students in many ways. From depression to alcoholism, to a loss of sense of self and well-being. Yet very little is known about how this harm occurs. This is one of the first empirical studies that looks specifically at the teaching methods, assessment techniques and other educational factors and how they impact law students – both positively and negatively.

This doctoral study summarizes recent research, provides empirical analysis and concludes that law students are indeed impacted and it is easily remedied. A comprehensive bibliography is included.

You may also wish to read my academic article: “Rite of Passage: The Impact of Teaching Methods on First year Law Students” published in 2008, volume 42 (1) The Law Teacher pages 60-84. It is available on this website under Samples of my Writing.

About the Author
Maureen F Fitzgerald, PhD

Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD, LLB, LLM, BComm is a recovering lawyer, author and change agent. She practiced law for over 20 years and is the founder of CenterPoint Media, a multimedia publisher of books that advance thinking.
In her former life, Maureen was a labor/policy lawyer and mediator. She was also a professor of law at two universities and has written many articles, both academic and practical.
She has a doctorate degree from University of British Columbia, a business degree from University of Alberta; a law degree from the University of Western Ontario; and a masters’ degree in law from the London School of Economics (with distinction). Maureen is author of the following books:
• Lean Out: How to dismantle the corporate barriers that hold women back. 20 Strategies for True Success!
• Motherhood is Madness: How to break the chains that prevent mothers from being truly happy. 15 Simple Solutions!
• Occupy Women: A manifesto for positive change in a world run by men. 20 Powerful Strategies!
• A Woman’s Circle - Create a peer mentoring group for advice, networking, support and connection.
• Invite the Bully to Tea - End harassment, bullying and dysfunction forever with a simple yet radical new approach.
• If not now, when? - Create a life and career of purpose with a powerful vision, a mission statement and measurable goals.
• Mindfulness Made Easy - 50 simple practices to reduce stress, create calm and live in the moment - at home, work and school.
• Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best - The Complete Canadian Guide for Employers, with Monica Beauregard.
• So You Think You Need a Lawyer - How to Screen, Hire, Manage or Fire a Lawyer.
• Legal Problem Solving - Reasoning, Research and Writing (6thd). Lexis/Nexis
• Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization [out in 2016]
• Mean Girls Aren’t Mean: Stand up to cliques, bullies, peer pressure and popularity and empower girls in a radical new way.[out in 2016]
• Gritty is the New Pretty- Raise confident, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world. [out in 2016]
Always a leader of both people and ideas, she speaks on topics that promote equality, open-mindedness and justice.Her motto is: Sharing the right ideas at the right time can change the world. You can find her at www.MaureenFitzgerald.com.

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