Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Law and Gender$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joanne Conaghan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199592920

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592920.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 September 2021

The Siren Call of Legal Reason

The Siren Call of Legal Reason

(p.198) (p.199) 6 The Siren Call of Legal Reason
Law and Gender

Joanne Conaghan

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the following questions: What does it mean to ‘think like a lawyer’? In what sense is lawyering a special or distinct way of thinking or doing? What role, if any, does gender play with respect to ideas of legal reason and modes and techniques of legal reasoning? It argues that while legal reasoning is a loosely structured process, it is characterized far less by logic and far more by evaluation, in which context the room for differences of opinion is considerable, as are the opportunities to determine outcomes in accordance with one's own values and preferences.

Keywords:   legal reasoning, lawyers, thinking, gender

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .