Phoenix Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 351, 2010
14 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last revised: 16 Dec 2012
Date Written: August 18, 2010
This is a response to Professor Scott Taylor's assertion that the problem method should replace the Socratic case-method in legal education. I argue that Professor Taylor's call to abandon the Socratic method, while understandable, goes too far. I believe (and argue) that delivering useful legal education via the Socratic method is not only possible, but can be done well. The Socratic method is simply a tool whose results depend on its proper application.
Keywords: Socratic Method, Problem Method, Legal Education
JEL Classification: I21
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Dye, Daniel J., Debunking the Socratic Method?: Not So Fast, My Friend! (August 18, 2010). Phoenix Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 351, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1727949