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Legal Education

  • By: Whitney Meers
  • In: Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
  • Edited by: Salvatore Attardo
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Sociology of Culture

Legal education encompasses the teaching and study of law, whether taught in formal scholastic settings, conducted as part of continuing legal education programs, or exhibited in other environments where there is a teacher-student relationship between parties.

In legal education, where material is often dry and complex, humor can be an extremely valuable tool to help an instructor or educator solidify a point or an idea. To articulate an important concept or idea with a humorous perspective means that a speaker can help capture the audience's attention.

Although such a connection may not be instantly intuitive, there tends to be a strong crossover between humor and the study of law, given the type of intelligence and skills each requires. This entry discusses the overlap between humor and the ...

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