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How law schools can teach innovation | Rebecca Lockwood

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 9:10 AM | By Rebecca Lockwood

In an article earlier this month, I argued that legal education should place more emphasis on teaching innovative thinking, not just logical analysis. Though this may seem antithetical to the study of law, there are various ways that innovation can be taught in law schools. Legal education can learn from other disciplines that have effectively and explicitly incorporated innovation into their teaching models.

Engineering, design, health care and business programs teach curricula that actively develop innovative thinking skills in their graduates. Though these professions may seem...