The article challenges the empirical claim that suggests that the legal skills needed to successfully practice law are not--and cannot be--learned at law schools, and contrasts it with the conceptual claim that indicates that the legal tasks needed for practicing law presuppose a legal theory--or at least requires a link between theory and practice. Hence, the dual claim--empirical and conceptual--is that legal philosophy is an important part of a legal curriculum and necessary to bridge, rather than to deepen, the existing gap between theory and practice.
5 Mexican Law Review 125-147 (2012)
Scholarly Commons Citation
Flores, Imer, "The Struggle for Legal Philosophy (vis-à-vis Legal Education): Methods and Problems" (2012). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1113.