The following are metacognition questions aimed at helping you become aware of your learning process. In other words, with these questions I want to help you understand your own learning.


Not all questions will be relevant for your process or for every issue you are learning. You should discard those questions that are irrelevant. Ideally, you should gradually create new questions that will help you think about your own thinking so that you can use the standards of the discipline to recognize shortcomings and correct your reasoning as you go.



1.       Am I approaching the problem under several notions of law or only under legal positivism?


2.       Am I considering the problems under all the legal traditions analyzed in the course or only under common law?


3.       Am I making connections to the class activities or am I only analyzing the problem in isolation?


4.       Am I applying or taking into consideration several or the appropriate legal theories or am I simply analyzing the problem from my common sense?


5.       Am I considering the implications and applications of the problem or am I simply coming to conclusions without taking into account the implications and applications of the problem?


6.       Am I critically analyzing the reasoning method surrounding the problem or am I just taking for granted the validity of the reasoning method?




The following general questions may also help you think about your learning process:


1.       Where does the problem come from?

2.       Are there any gaps or inconsistencies in the problem?

3.       Can you distinguish fact from conjecture in the problem?

  1. Can you find any hidden assumptions in the problem?