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Langdellian Limericks

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 61, p. 110, 2011

Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-09

54 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last revised: 25 Sep 2011

D. A. Jeremy Telman

Valparaiso University Law School

Date Written: February 23, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Telman, D. A. Jeremy, Langdellian Limericks (February 23, 2010). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 61, p. 110, 2011; Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1557842

D.A. Jeremy Telman (Contact Author)

Valparaiso University Law School ( email )

656 S. Greenwich St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493
United States
219-465-7811 (Phone)
219-465-7872 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.valpo.edu/law/faculty/jtelman/

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