Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 61, p. 110, 2011
54 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last revised: 25 Sep 2011
Date Written: February 23, 2010
Christopher Columbus Langdell Used cases to teach the law well. So everyone thought, Except for distraught Students in Socratic hell.
Theirs is no lone cri de coeur. Now bashing Langdell’s de rigueur. Knowing case law alone, A young lawyer is prone To resemble a high-priced poseur.
After a part that rehearses Anti-Langdellian curses; The Author proceeds To attend to the needs Of students who learn best through verses.
Keywords: Limericks, Socratic Method, Case Method, Legal Pedagogy, Contracts, Same-sex marriage, Gill, Proposition 8, Taxes, Marriage, Federalism, Massachusetts, Health & Human Services, Florida, Adoption, Family Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Smelt, Lofton, Cox, Varum, Brien
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