Part 1 of this column (January 2019) described several ways that professors and supervisors can help young attorneys transfer their knowledge of legal skills and legal practice to new situations. The pedagogical techniques discussed in Part 1 look forward, helping novice lawyers make connections between what they learn today and how to put those lessons into play tomorrow. This month’s column changes direction. Successful knowledge transfer also looks to the past. When young lawyers and law students are introduced to what might first appear to be brand-new legal skills, their ability to quickly make sense of that new information is enhanced when the instructor can connect what they already know to what they’re being asked to learn.
Becker, Edward R. "Transferability: Helping Students and Attorneys Apply What They Already Know to New Situations (Part 2)." Mich. B.J. 98, no. 3 (2019): 46-7.