If you've spent some time at our website, you know there's this odd little link in the main navigation bar alongside the usual ones. Maybe you've looked at that out-of-place word "Socrates" a bunch of times and not yet clicked on it. Or maybe you have. If you haven't, you should visit that part of our site sometime. That's where we keep the little nuggets that don't really fit anywhere else, and some say it's the best indicator of our collective personality.
In the Socrates section, you'll find information about the history and mission of the Law School, and an explanation of the Socratic Method, which most of our professors use as a teaching tool. You can also read about our approach to interdisciplinary education - an area that we pioneered at our founding in 1902, and have continued to lead by forging ahead with interactions between our professors and those in the economics, political science, natural sciences, public policy, social work, human rights, international, and other departments across the University. You can learn more about the interaction between teaching and research at the Law School, and why we are proud of our faculty's dedication to and excellence in both. And for those of you who have heard of the Coase Theorem, but don't know what it is, we've tried to break it down a bit for you, as our Dean is fond of saying that there isn't a person (faculty, staff, or student) who has spent time here who can't explain it to you quickly and well.
Chicago Law is a special place, and often a quirky one. Visit our Socrates page and learn a little more about what makes us that way.