Lstreadingnotesmarch17

This chapter focuses on law schools themselves and a few of their components: law students and professors. The opening section is about looking at law school as a total institution and dissects how a law student is treated throughout their studies. It speaks first of the entrance into law school, and how one must transform. The main focus here is just that, the transformation out of what a student once knew: how he learned, how he spoke, how he thought, how he lived everyday life and into a law student. I actually found this whole discussion to be quite interesting.

The second section is comparing and contrasting how a law school and the legal education it provides is hierarchal. It also notes how the entrance into law schools, the students within law schools, the faculty that makes up law schools and the occupation law students take after school and where they take those occupations are all forms of hierarchy.

The last section I found most interesting because it was written by a law professor. It discusses the thinking behind her situation. The article discusses the idea of race, sex, and sexuality as forms of discrimination that should not have its way in law curriculum especially since law students are trained to pick the relevant from the non-relevant in any given circumstance. The professors point here was that if these forms of discrimination are not of any relevance (as they should not be) in deciding cases, then why are law professors including them on their exam questions and so explicitly? It was a very interesting piece, very insightful.

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