This session will explore the rising interest in critical thinking skills across countries, common-law and civil-law legal systems, and legal education programs. It will begin with a description and definition of critical thinking skills, expanding on the notion of "thinking like a lawyer." The session will continue with a survey of interest in the assessment of those skills across the world among law schools, professional training institutes, and law-related disciplines. Participants will be invited to share their views on the relative importance of these skills in the law school classroom, and whether and how law schools should develop them among their students.
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