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Debunking the Socratic Method?: Not So Fast, My Friend!

Daniel J. Dye

Phoenix School of Law

August 18, 2010

Phoenix Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 351, 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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: Socratic Method, Problem Method, Legal Education

JEL Classification: I21

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Date posted: December 18, 2010 ; Last revised: December 16, 2012

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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

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