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Measuring legal research skills on a bar examination

Stephen P. Klein

Measuring legal research skills on a bar examination

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bar examinations -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStephen P. Klein.
    SeriesRand paper series -- P-6879
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16499964M

    Legal education is the education of individuals in the principles, practices, and theory of may be undertaken for several reasons, including to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for admission to legal practice in a particular jurisdiction, to provide a greater breadth of knowledge to those working in other professions such as politics or business, to provide current lawyers. In lieu of the requirements set forth in Articles IV-1(C) and IV-2, an applicant for admission without examination who is a full-time faculty member or full-time clinical fellow at an accredited Connecticut law school may, prior to being recommended for admission to the bar, submit evidence of a scaled score of eighty (80) on the Multistate. Therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers, to prepare the best defense and recommendation. Research skills. Preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research. All lawyers need to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter. Speaking skills.


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