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    Re: Socratic Method

    Posted by ABA grad on 2/03/09

    It introduces critical analysis and
    critical thinking but I agree more time
    is needed on law and bar review.

    Yes, professors love to pontificate
    their knowledge advantage with the
    socratic method and I hated it.

    On 2/03/09, Argo wrote:
    > It keeps law professors employed and helps justify the high
    > tuition most law schools charge.
    > On 2/03/09, Iggyrip wrote:
    >> 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?
    >> Iggy

    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.

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