The Anxiety of the Law Student at the Socratic Impasse – An Essay on Reductionism in Legal Education


Law school teaching has a pervasive centralizing, homogenizing tendency. This pervasive, centralizing, homogenizing, tendency—I will call it centrism—registers its effects in ideology, but also more broadly in the student’s intellectual life, her career choices, and her psychological orientation.

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