Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

law curriculum, legal education reform

Abstract

This paper first argues for the maintenance of the traditional first-year curriculum. It does so in the context of an examination of what most lawyers do in practice and, therefore, what most lawyers should know. This portion includes a defense of the Socratic Method. The paper then addresses contemporary concerns about legal education, including the devaluation of courses in the private law curriculum, and considers why legal academics are not interested in private law.

Journal

70 Maryland Law Review 101 (2011).

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Law | Legal Education

Recommended Citation

70 Maryland Law Review 101 (2011).