Beware of the Squid Function, 1 Learning & The Law 16 (1974)
I have been asked to systematize, in a policy-oriented framework, the problems which face the Law School Admission Council.
A policy-oriented approach requires a number of specific steps. The first is the establishment of your observational standpoint: who you are, and what you are trying to do. The second is a very careful delimitation of your problem in factual or social process terms. The third is the explicit postulation of, and commitment to, a fundamental set of values. The fourth is the very deliberate and explicit performance of a wide range of interrelated intellectual tasks, including the detailed clarification of policies.
Date of Authorship for this Version
McDougal, Myres S., "Beware of the Squid Function" (1974). Faculty Scholarship Series. 2568.