« on: February 20, 2006, 05:44:34 PM »
if anything, our 1L classes have become even more socratic as the year has gone by. the whole "no one briefs after 1st sem." thing is completely erroneous (at least in my section) given the detail / specificity of the responses that our professors still expect from us. we are required to know every fact, every twist, turn, and loop in the opinion, etc.. does this change 2L / 3L? i'v heard that most 3Ls don't read the cases at all - only go to lecture and then read supplements, etc. i can't imagine that most 3Ls walk into socratic classes unprepared, so this leads me to think that most of these upper level classes have dropped the socratic method entirely....
anyway, just curious [and completely sick of the time burner that is the 1L socratic method]