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In this edition of Cardozo Life, six of our great faculty members offer reflections on teaching law. They provide distinct viewpoints on the many dimensions necessary to educate superb lawyers. Their essays reveal deep and important truths about what it takes to make a great law school. Some stress the need to teach the robust intellectual side of law, and others look at how students can learn by doing. But they all reveal how our professors help shape future lawyers who have the intellectual discipline and problem-solving skills needed to be effective agents of change. Although these six essays reflect a wide diversity of views on the subject of legal education, they have a number of commonalities that are critically important to the ethos of Cardozo. They exhibit a fierce dedication to students and to the educational mission of the school. Their essays demonstrate a love and passion for the law, and for teaching. Although brief, they are personal statements about the meaning our professors find in teaching law, and why they have chosen to make it their professional calling.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, "2012 Cardozo Life (Fall)" (2012). Cardozo Life. 26.