Page 86 - Cityview Magazine - July/August 2017
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Small Classes and
Individual Attention
For most people who haven’t been through law school (and some that have), the law school classroom experience typically reminds them of the dry, dull experience popularized in film and television. Traditionally, law students have been trained using an argumentative question and answer format called the Socratic Method.
The classroom experience, however, uses cutting-edge technology to give tra-
ditional learning methods an individual- ized twist. Technology allows profes- sors to test students’ understanding of concepts without necessarily engaging an individual student in a question and answer session. Certainly, professors ask students the same questions as before, but new techniques allow professors
to discover how well each individual student understands a given concept. This feedback occurs in real time, while professors mold instruction to fit the results.
In addition to technology, small classes give students the opportunity to become more engaged, ask questions, and develop relationships with professors. Limiting class
size enables professors to have
a better understanding of where students may be struggling. The combination of small class size and advanced technology allows students every opportunity to succeed. Our professors have an open-door policy, giving students access to them at

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