Why do students still read Shakespeare? Because of a conspiracy of finger-wagging high school English teachers? No, it's his empathetic powers, making people see themselves as they are, writes Ford & Harrison managing partner Michael Maslanka, who says Shakespeare has much to teach lawyers on judging, the rule of law and the relationship between mercy and justice. As evidence, Maslanka discusses "Measure for Measure" and its parallels to the legal world.
Shakespeare's lesson for lawyers: How to access empathy
August 19, 2008
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