Under the influences of legal realism and its modern variants in linguistic and psychoanalytic of law, critical legal studies, and social science approaches to law, significant departures from the Langdell's model curriculum have become common: first year courses on legal method or legal process; near-abandonment of the socratic method by some teachers and at some schools (Yale, for example); the use of non-case teaching materials in upper-level seminars; and extensive clinical programs.
Kleinberg, Judith and Barnes, Mark
"CUNY Law School: Outside Perspectives and Reflections,"
Nova Law Review: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol12/iss1/2