I have now shared this blog with a sizable group of former students, and I want to thank those of you who visited and shared your thoughts with me. It is my strong desire that you will continue to visit and, more importantly, that you will share your thoughts with the community by commenting on posts.
One of the primary goals of this blog is to gather anecdotal data on the experiences of law students here at DU. Specifically, I’d like to know about your experience of law school—does something like “Law School Musical” resonate with you, and why? Or do you think this is all a bunch of whining and B.S. (to use the vernacular)?
This leads to another topic that ties in to the movement to humanize legal education, and that is also a critical aspect of the health of our community here at DU Law: the quality, frequency and relevance of our dialogues.
To keep this brief, I offer the following points for comment:
(1) The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines “dialogue” as follows:
a : a conversation between two or more persons; also : a similar exchange between a person and something else (as a computer) b : an exchange of ideas and opinions <organized a series of dialogues on human rights> c : a discussion between representatives of parties to a conflict that is aimed at resolution <a constructive dialogue between loggers and environmentalists>
(2) Does your experience of a Socratic Dialogue meet this definition? Why or why not? With whom are you engaged in dialogue? With whom are you not engaged in dialogue, but wish you were?