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58 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 August 2007 09:13PM

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Comment author: Desrtopa 09 May 2013 02:34:55PM 2 points [-]

It would be no surprise if legal training turns out clever arguers, but there's a big difference between arguing persuasively and getting the right answer. Training in questions where there is no single right answer may improve students' rhetoric, but I think it's likely to leave them underprepared when they have to weigh in on questions where there is a single right answer, and no amount of argument will make any other answer acceptable.