Legal Junkies Forums

#1 Community for Legal Questions and Answers

 
Go Back   Legal Junkies Forums > Law Schools and Law Students > I'm a Law Student

Register FAQ Tags Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Layout

Notices


Reply

 

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
lawschoolcode
Junior Member
Country:  
lawschoolcode's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 2
Default Why Law Students Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Socratic Method

If I were to survey law students about their biggest fears, the Socratic Method would certainly rank among the top three.

Often referred to as "cold calling,"ť the Socratic Method ordinarily involves a law professor randomly, and without prior notice, calling on a student to answer a series of seemingly endless questions.

The questions run the gamut from the facts of the assigned case to far-fetched hypotheticals that the student had no occasion to read or consider before class.

The Socratic Method even achieved Hollywood fame in classics such as the Paper Chase, where Professor Kingsfield reigns terror on first-year Harvard law students, and more recently, Legally Blonde, where Elle Woods is subjected to a scathing Socratic questioning on civil procedure on her first day of class.

Strategies for Law School Preparation and Success from a Law Professor - Law School Code
lawschoolcode is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 02-25-2016, 02:10 AM   #2
ashleyjohn
Senior Member
Country:  
ashleyjohn's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 128
Default Re: Why Law Students Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Socratic Method

The method seems to be really very effective.
__________________
Seigman, Starritt-Burnett & Sinkfield, PLLC
ashleyjohn is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 08-20-2016, 07:46 AM   #3
Toni24
Junior Member
Country:  
Toni24's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 8
Default Re: Why Law Students Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Socratic Method

It would be good if there is some variation in the teaching style however.
Not pure Socratic method.
Toni24 is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 08-30-2016, 08:35 PM   #4
PLTT
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Why Law Students Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Socratic Method

Easier said than done to enjoy that Socratic method!
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 06-14-2018, 01:52 PM   #5
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Why Law Students Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Socratic Method

I think it is about time to add a few new methods to the teaching of law.
Times have changed and the Socratic method should be just one tool in my opinion.
Perhaps still the major tool at the leading law schools but still one of a few methods. Try some new methods too!
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
law students

This thread has 4 replies and has been viewed 3665 times


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When can I stop worrying? mrbyron Divorce, Separation, Annulment 1 11-16-2012 04:30 PM
Joint program would let students learn more of the law in Alaska National_Law_Journal Law Schools in the News 0 06-06-2012 02:28 AM
Law Students Learn by Doing at the Supreme Court WSJ Law Blog Law News 0 02-28-2012 04:00 PM
On Elena Kagan and the Socratic Method: One Man’s Tale WSJ Law Blog Law News 0 05-11-2010 02:50 PM
What’s the Point of the Socratic Method, Anyway? WSJ Law Blog Law News 0 05-11-2009 03:30 PM




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:31 PM.


Use of the Forums is subject to our Disclaimer. Copyright 2009-2018 by LegalJunkies.com