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Stuck in a Rut: The Role of Creative Thinking in Problem Solving and Legal Education
Faculty Scholarship
  • Janet Weinstein, California Western School of Law
  • Linda H. Morton, California Western School of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Disciplines
Abstract

This article focuses on the mental process of creative thinking. We discuss what it is, why we have difficulty engaging in it, and how we can overcome this difficulty through specific techniques and a more conducive environment. Creative thinking is an essential component to problem solving. In training future lawyers, we must do a better job of incorporating and supporting creative thinking in legal education. We conclude the article with a description of some of our efforts toward this objective.

Citation Information
Janet Weinstein and Linda Morton. Stuck in a Rut: The Role of Creative Thinking in Problem Solving and Legal Education, 9 Clinical L. Rev. 835 (2003).