"Just answer this in terms of logic, we'll discuss it in terms of the law in a minute"
I totally agree with you. They should teach us the black letter law too instead of this discussions... listening to students who don't know what they are talking about try to act smart. I want to hear what the professor has to say to know that what I'm hearing is actually correct.
I understand that type of teaching for my other classes, which works fine, but for legal writing? None of my friends in other sections have teachers using the socratic method to teach writing and research.