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WVU College of Law


This Article examines three competing models for lawyer decision making. Reviewing literature drawn from other disciplines, Professor McDiarmid applies each model to a particular lawyer decision task and provides a critique both of applicability and of the underlying assumptions of the models themselves. The Article concentrates on the problem of prediction in the face of uncertainty.

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Wisconsin Law Review

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Marjorie McDiarmid, Lawyer Decision Making: The Problem of Prediction, 1992 Wis. L. Rev. 1847 (1992).


This article is included in the Research Repository @ WVU with the permission of the Wisconsin Law Review.



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