January 7, 2010
Law School Poker
I just arrived in NOLA for the AALS annual meeting. I am definitely looking forward to a number of the presentations. I am also hoping to squeeze in a couple of hands of Hold 'Em at the Harrah's poker room across the street. This will, of course, be completely work related since I have visions of proposing a "Poker for Law Students" course at some time in the not too distant future.
A lot of the work for this course has already been done. First, there is the work of the “Global Poker Strategic Thinking
Society” (founded by Charles Nesson and advised by, among others, Lawrence Lessig--relevant bios here). As stated on the GPSTS's website:
The Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society views poker as an exceptional game of skill that can be used as a powerful teaching tool at all levels of academia and in secondary education. We use poker to teach strategic thinking, geopolitical analysis, risk assessment and money management. We see poker as a metaphor for skills of life, business, politics and international relations.
As for a text, I'm already covered there as well. Check out “Lawyers' Poker: 52 Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn from Card Players” (written by Steven Lubet).
Now, if we can just get that Annual Law Professors Poker Championship going.
How did work? Did the cardplayers teach you a lesson? :)
Posted by: Rakeback | Nov 5, 2010 6:18:31 PM