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Anne Dalke's picture

on keeping the game going

I'm writing this week from a road trip, to visit my son, who is a law student in St. Louis. Sitting in on classes with him, talking with him and his lawyer-father about what it means to "think like a lawyer," it occurs to me that the activity they are trying to master might be described in terms of "ending the game," by getting the story right, getting a judgment passed on it--and so stopping the play of alternatives. Very different from the activity we are describing here, of keeping the game going....


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