Professor Bezdek's approach stems from her observation that student learning about responsibility suffers badly from the phenomenon of law school socialization and that counter-socialization is required. She encourages students to ask: What is my own responsibility as a lawyer to people who are poor? She shows how Maryland's Legal Theory and Practice program equips students to recognize and break down the rhetoric that makes both students and lawyers feel helpless in the face of daunting poverty.
Reconstructing a Pedagogy of Responsibility,
43 Hastings L.J. 1159
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