Dick Whitman wrote:OperaAttorney wrote:mallard wrote:It doesn't take an eminent legal reasoner to deduce that when law professors are lazy and ask absurdly open-ended ("So what do we make of this case?") or oddly menial ("Recite the facts of the case") questions, the people most likely to respond are attention-seeking.
I always rolled my mind's eyes when my civ pro prof asked the expert of the day to recite the facts of the case. Seriously?
If you don't like to do it, imagine how the professor feels.
The Professor probably loves it. Seriously. They have to give an hour of class every day. What's the best way to cut down on time spent preparing for class? The Socratic method! just take a case you've been reading for 10 years and talk about it in class, refusing to answer specific questions about the law for fear your lack of knowledge will be exposed. I had a professor socratically rock a tough case one class, but afterwards I realized I didn't know how to apply it, so I asked by email. Turns out, neither did the professor, so secondary sources were consulted before I got an answer.