…said every professor in every first year class on the first day of law school. (It’s been a while, but somehow that’s how I remember the entire first week of UT Law.)
That and a heavy dose of the Socratic Method may or may not be the best way to teach students how to be lawyers, but for some real time practical advice see jury consultant Patricia Steele of Varinsky Associates and her article "To Deal Better With Juries, Stop Thinking Like A Lawyer!"
I didn’t feel like emailing the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada for permission to reprint any of it here, so you’ll just have to read the article yourself.
[HatTip: Deliberations – who asked for and received permission to reprint a few snippets.]