Post: Socratic Method
Posted by Iggyrip on 2/03/09
One of the previous posts, mentioned their school taught
by the Socratic Method. This stirred some past memories
and I thought I would kick this around to see how people
felt about it.
I spent a year at a Cal Bar arroved school who taught by
the Socratic Method. I thought it was a waste of time. Too
much time discussing cases and not enough time learning
the law and how to write an essay. It has it's place, but
I believe that law can be taught in a more efficient
manner. Case in point: After law school, just about
everyone attends a bar review to learn the law (or what
was forgotten) and how to write for the exam. There is no
Socratic Method teaching in bar review. Why do law schools
continue to teach this way? Tradition? Or it is really the
best way to teach law?
Does anyone agree?
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Socratic Method, 2/03/09, by Iggyrip.
- Re: Socratic Method, 2/03/09, by Argo.
- Re: Socratic Method, 2/03/09, by ABA grad.
- Re: Socratic Method, 2/04/09, by atty.
- Re: Socratic Method, 2/04/09, by Karen.
- Re: Socratic Method, 2/04/09, by Think Like a Lawyer.