Thanks for the answers to my earlier questions.I notice that Chicago seems to take the Socratic approach much more seriously as a learning method than other schools, at least based on their website. Would you say that this is born out in the classroom, or merely an odd bit of marketing? I ask because I chose my undergrad school almost entirely because their program was nearly 100% Socratic/discussion based in nature. I don't expect law school to be quite like that, but it would be nice to see an approach to learning that I personally enjoy being treated as something more than a half-hearted gimmick designed to scare 1L's.
Leiter has posted a new blog about elite firm placement. chicago is #2.http://www.leiterrankings.com/jobs/2008job_biglaw.shtmlas an aside, if Leiter included latham instead of jones day in the rankings we could possibly be #1. as a proxy, this summer we had 12 people summer at latham. only 4 chose jones day.
.to be fair, as much as socratic can be scary at times, i've discovered that i absolutely hate classes that don't have it. i need some pressure to keep up with the reading, or to not zone out. and, oh yeah, it's good for learning. being able to think quickly on your feet is something people should, in my opinion, be interested in perfecting.
Quote from: Oeste Lado on December 01, 2008, 09:04:34 AMbump1. are you also avoiding studying for finals?2. plans for next year
Quote from: Oeste Lado on December 01, 2008, 09:19:11 AM1. no exams for me! haha, love being a 3L.2. study for bar, take bar, bar trip, start working at v5 in NYC1. SOME 3L's have finals. you suck.2. nice. market-rate v5? over/under? probably more info than you care to divulge.
1. no exams for me! haha, love being a 3L.2. study for bar, take bar, bar trip, start working at v5 in NYC