The Value of Talmud Study to Modern Legal Education
Martin H. Pritikin
Whittier Law School
November 17, 2007
Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 351, 2007
Centuries before the Socratic method was introduced into modern law schools, students of the Talmud were engaging in a very similar enterprise. After describing the basic process of Talmud study, and discussing the parallels between Talmudic analysis and modern legal education, the Article illustrates how a single question raised by the Talmud (dealing with an issue of unjust enrichment) can unfold into increasing layers of complexity, thereby challenging the student at higher and higher levels.
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Date posted: May 18, 2011