But where's the alcoholic robot?

September 3, 2002

Professor Rogelio Lasso of Washburn University School of Law imagines the law school class of the future: In a Classroom Somewhere in the Very-Near Future. I hope this is Professor Lasso's dystopian vision of the future law school classroom, rather than a utopian one. In this future, Professor Lasso would not just delegate classroom management to his computer, but also education and evaluation. Would law school be better if the Socratic method was replaced by Turing tests?

Do law students need to be micromanaged like elementary school students? I hope not.

Posted by Andrew Raff at September 3, 2002 10:40 PM
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I am sitting in a class with Prof. Lasso right now. His idea of the classroom of the future sure is a bleak one. I don't know if I could make it through class without being able to surf the web and pull up cases on Lexis. We have wireless access throughout the entire school here. What is in his article, but is missing here is all of the totalitarian control over the technology. Information wants to be free; I just hope we can help it along instead of hindering it.

Posted by: Adam Mansfield on October 30, 2002 05:48 PM