This essay examines Socratic teaching by investigating one aspect of my own practice in law school today; its companion essay, "The Poverty of Socratic Questioning: Asking and Answering in the Meno," examines Socratic teaching by investigating Socrates' practice in the Meno. They are meant to complement, and to complicate, one another. They also are meant to extend and to supplement some of the views of Socratic teaching expressed in two earlier essays'ofmine: Must Virtue Be Taught?, 37 J. LEGAL EDUC. 495 (1987); and "Neuer
Mind the Manner of My Speech," 14 LEGAL STUD. F. 253 (1990).
Eisele, Thomas D., "Bitter Knowledge: Socrates and Teaching by Disillusionment" (1994). Faculty Articles and Other Publications. 34.