Texas Law Professor Brian Leiter begins each new academic year by reposting his thoughts on the "The Socratic Method : The Scandal of American Legal Education" :
"The Socratic method is not as omnipresent as it once was in law schools, but it is still widely used, more or less, in most law schools, by most professors, at least some of the time.
And that’s a scandal. For there is no evidence–as in "none"–that the Socratic method is an effective teaching tool. And there is much evidence that it’s a recipe for total confusion."
(Hat tip Law Librarian Blog)