Think Like

J.B. Ruhl
Embrace the learning curve. Be a sponge. Ask questions. Try out answers. Don’t take shortcuts.

Embrace the learning curve. Be a sponge. Ask questions. Try out answers. Don’t take shortcuts.

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The Post-Normal Times is a column that follows trends in the legal industry, legal technologies, legal innovation, and access to legal services and offers insights into how new lawyers can turn them from agents of change into agents of opportunity. 

In a previous Post-Normal Times column, “Design Thinking for Lawyers,” I suggested that in addition to learning to think like a lawyer—the core goal of attending law school—it’s important to learn how to think like a client as well. Seeing the world through your clients’ eyes will help you help them. Over the seven years that I have been offering my course on the legal industry at Vanderbilt Law School, I’ve heard other good “think like” advice for the students from a wide array of guest speakers. Here are some of the best:

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