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Jun 21, 2023

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In today's episode, we'll demystify the dreaded Socratic method for teaching in law school, and provide some survival tips for being called on in class.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Alison's and Lee's own experiences of being called on in a law school class, and not having things go well
  • Why classes are critically important
  • What is the Socratic method of teaching?
  • The good thing about speaking up in class 
  • Tips for surviving being called on
  • What if you feel like you're not prepared to answer?
  • What's the worst that could happen if you give a wrong answer?

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Thanks for listening!

Alison & Lee