Why Every Law Student Should Be a Gunner

The latest issue of the Arizona State Law Journal (Volume 40, Issue 4, Winter 2008) just crossed my desk and the Essay by Robert M. Lloyd “Why Every Law Student Should Be a Gunner” caught my eye.  Professor Lloyd lists six reasons why students should speak up in class, and I couldn’t agree with him more.  As someone who, on occasion, has been asked to be a reference for a student seeking a clerkship I can personally attest to his Reason VI.

Here are his six reasons:

I. Reason One: Volunteering in Class Will Make You a Pariah Among Your Classmates (and you should read the article to see why this is a good thing!).

II. Reason Two: You’ll Learn the Material Better

III. Reason Three: You’ll Help Your Classmates Learn

IV. Reason Four: It’s Fun (fun for you, and fun for we who teach!)

V. Reason Five: It’s Good Practice for What You’ll Be Doing as a Lawyer

VI. Reason Six: It Will Get You a Job

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About Paul Lomio

Paul is library director and lecturer at law at Stanford Law School. He has a J.D. from Gonzaga Law School, an LL.M. from the University of Washington, and a M.L.I.S. from the Catholic University of America. He is the author (with Henrik Spang-Hanssen) of Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe. He also likes to ride his bicycle.

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