Many law professors use the Socratic method in their teaching, presumably because wisdom is to be found in the questions themselves. Yet, no law professors use the Socratic method in their writing. Why? I believe it is a wise marketing decision by law professors. Anyone off the street can read a law review article and receive its wisdom for free. If law professors disclosed their full Socratic wisdom in law reviews, no one would come to law school, and law professors would be unemployed. By withholding their Socratic questions from law reviews, law professors have forced students to pay tuition for them. Until now, that is. I have never hesitated to offer all of my wisdom to my readers, so this article will be as profound as my actual, live, Socratic teaching. This is a first, something that has never before been written. I have included in this article some of the most profound questions I have developed in my many years as a legal educator. Feel free to learn from them without paying any tuition.
C. Steven Bradford,
Random Questions about Law School and the Law: The World's First Socratic Law Review Article,
78 Neb. L. Rev.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nlr/vol78/iss3/4