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Suggestions for a good LS prep book

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Re: Suggestions for a good LS prep book
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2004, 10:11:06 AM »
I don't know about other schools, but at most of the top 5, the Socratic method is dead, at least in its old incarnation.  The profs ask you questions, but they do it to draw out ideas, not to trip you up.  There are old guard profs who are still hardcore into socratic elenchus, but other than that it's pretty much a learning tool now, not an implement of torture.

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Re: Suggestions for a good LS prep book
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2004, 10:12:51 AM »
I don't know about other schools, but at most of the top 5, the Socratic method is dead, at least in its old incarnation.  The profs ask you questions, but they do it to draw out ideas, not to trip you up.  There are old guard profs who are still hardcore into socratic elenchus, but other than that it's pretty much a learning tool now, not an implement of torture.

If PLS is accurate, law school is hell and only the righteous will survive the furnace.  Geez, I hope not.