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Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Marvelous Ms. Professor

I have enjoyed my co-guest-blogger’s posts on medical education this month.  It also made me curious about business schools—what are they doing?

Among other things, they have been doing improv to develop students’ listening skills, collaborative behaviors, creative thinking, and confidence.  The classic Chicago-style improv is done using the “yes, and…” technique, by which players build on each other’s improvisation.  Law schools seem to be catching on, with improv seminars recently at Northwestern Law and at my own school.

It’s definitely a fun and creative way to build skills.  Meanwhile, for us faculty, stand up seems a good way to sharpen our skills—although we can’t all be the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Any other fun and creative ways to better oneself in our profession?

Posted by Margaret Ryznar on September 23, 2018 at 03:59 AM | Permalink


Yes, indeed--it's a fine line between too much and too little of these characteristics in lawyers.

Posted by: Margaret Ryznar | Sep 24, 2018 6:13:05 AM

Just correcting my comment down there :

Instead of " trust sheep " , should come of course rather :

" Trusteeship " , or " blind trust " simply .

Apologizing ....

Posted by: El roam | Sep 23, 2018 7:57:57 AM

Interesting . Surly , there are plenty of ways to improve one self . Yet , when dealing with law or practicing the law , surly as lawyers , one should be more cautious when implying it :

A lawyer , is not a therapist . He is not a sales man . too much of the latter , too much communication skills , may hurt him in the eyes of a client . People , can feel it , when there is a demonstration of excessive skills of communication and charisma of such . It may raise suspicions . May raise feelings or ideas , that the person , is not really honest and serious . He has back minds . He is cunning maybe . This is because :

The domain of law , is too serious per se . Everything is deadly serious . A person who needs a lawyer , is not once , or typically so ,in very complicated situation , where everything is at stake :

All his money , all his properties , serving time in jail , you name it . On the other hand :

This is the utmost serious " blind trust sheep " for one client surly , who doesn't understand typically nothing in that field . He does put so a blind trust in his lawyer , to save his life , and all he has .

Being too funny , too creative , too communicative , doesn't generate the right impression needed from a lawyer . On the other hand :

Being serious , prudent , skillful , cautious , would do better too many times .


Posted by: El roam | Sep 23, 2018 7:50:28 AM

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