"Excellence through knowledge, Achievement through Commitment"
law schools are premised on the belief that the best method for
teaching law is to teach the reasons for legal theory on the national
level using the Socratic method. The Socratic method consists of
repeated questions to elicit truth assumed to be implicit in all
rational beings. Obvious from the definition is the difficulty and
complexity of this method of education. In addition, the Socratic method
often ignores the organization required for superior performance on
subjective and objective examinations as well as the actual practice of
law. Law students are capable of understanding this type of instruction,
but they are often bored with its inherent, abstract, and dogmatic
approach. Pacific West College of Law supplements the benefits of the
Socratic method, and overcomes the weaknesses, which result therefrom,
with the innovative Lex Genesis, Lex Excellence, and Lex Omni Programs.
Pacific West College of Law-Mock Courtroom, this classroom is used for Trial Practice I and II.