Students in law schools must inevitably learn the spirit of argumentation and debate, because as Aristotle notes, forensic rhetoric is used in courts of law.
For Aristotle, philosophic dialectic involves pro-and-con debate designed to clarify philosophic conceptual constructs and predications. As a result, undergraduate philosophy majors and even undergraduates who take a few philosophy courses but not enough for a philosophy major learn the spirit of argumentation and debate.
Lumped together, law students and philosophy students probably do not make up a very large percentage of the population of the United States. But are they together a sufficient number of people to leaven the rest of the at times yeasty American population, or should we collectively undertake to educate more undergraduate students in philosophy and perhaps even secondary students?
In the meantime, how can we collectively undertake the remedial education in philosophy of all those at times yeasty American adults who have not studied philosophy?
Can our American experiment in representative democracy hope to endure much longer with so many yeasty citizens who have not studied philosophy? Or will we have another violent civil war to settle the seemingly intractable debates about legalized abortion and gay marriage?