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Brandi

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Any schools not use it?
« on: March 04, 2003, 02:03:17 PM »
Have you found any schools that don't use this method?

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2004, 03:31:43 PM »
Correspondence schools are about the only way to avoid socratic methos completely.  As far as I know, only CA will allow those grads to sit for the bar.

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 11:41:15 PM »
According to this article, Boalt Hall does not emphasize the Socratic method.

www.top-law-schools.com/boalt-hall.shtml

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2004, 02:20:51 PM »
UVic, as a rule, doesn't. Part of the "UVic difference" and all that. Visting profs think it's crazy, but I can't say I mind much!

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2004, 07:07:10 PM »
are you sure you don't want socratic?  it's good prep for judges...

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2004, 01:09:16 AM »
As much as I hate it, I have found that I am much more prepared and understand the material much better, for the classes with the hardcore socratic profs.  I am sure it because if given the option, I am putting more time and effort into learning the material, for fear of being unprepared.

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 12:58:26 PM »
Actually I've gotten the impression that most schools are moving away from the "hard core" socratic method.  Duke rarely uses it - in fact, half the profs don't even cold call.

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2005, 09:54:35 AM »
As much as I hate it, I have found that I am much more prepared and understand the material much better, for the classes with the hardcore socratic profs.  I am sure it because if given the option, I am putting more time and effort into learning the material, for fear of being unprepared.
I agree. The socratic method is a very good tool. Besides, how can a "soft" person be made into a stone when there is nothing to force the change? For instance, I was not big on speaking in front of ppl, now I could care less.

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Re: Any schools not use it?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2005, 11:27:42 AM »
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I agree. The socratic method is a very good tool. Besides, how can a "soft" person be made into a stone when there is nothing to force the change? For instance, I was not big on speaking in front of ppl, now I could care less.
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I have to second this.  I've had two judges for profs and they loved the socratic method but later on during the semester, they eased up.  At first you are always nervous but once you've done it or screwed up, you realize that it is no big deal.  I have no problem speaking in front of people now.