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?
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.