THINK LIKE A (WHOLE) LAWYER
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the facilitator must be acting purposefully and intentionally in the spirit of
the theory
.
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The focus of this essay now turns to how law schools can use transfor-
mative learning theory to train law students on how to assess the values
and beliefs of their clients and think in a manner that is more inclusive, dif-
ferentiating, permeable, critically reflective, and integrative of experience. It
will also propose ways of encouraging self-reflection on intrinsic motivators
that can help with career satisfaction.
III. Transformative Learning in Law Schools
As mentioned in the introduction, several law professors are currently en-
gaging in transformative learning, such as Professor Jason Meek of Berke-
ley Law who uses transformative learning theory in his Negotiations class
,
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Professor Robin Wellford-Slocum of Chapman University School of Law in
her legal research and writing program and her Dispute Resolution and
Client Interviewing courses, and Professor Robert Bickel of Stetson Univer-
sity College of Law in his Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement
travel course
.
11
It is important to note that these three professors are intentional and
purposeful in implementing transformative learning. However, learning that
9 Edward W. Taylor,
Fostering Transformative Learning
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11 The current author facilitates Prof. Bickel’s course by focusing on creating the transfor-
mative environment and assisting the professor to develop transformative learning.
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