The similarity between the above and the case method
is that they both take a problem-solving approach.
First, for Langdell, the case method
was an inexpensive way to create reading materials for students in the absence of the shelves of weighty treatises and texts on American law available to today's instructors.
The special virtues of the case method
in preparing teachers for minority schools.
24] Nevertheless, over the years the realist approach has formed the counterpoint to the case method
and significant developments in both curriculum content and teaching methods including the development of clinical legal education including live and simulated clinics and client-counseling,  problem-based learning, mooting and role-play  and student research projects together with a wider study of law in its political, economic and sociological context were all inspired by the seismic tremors of realism.
The traditional first year pedagogy is the Langdellian appellate case method
combined with Socratic dialogue in the classroom.
is a form of qualitative and descriptive research; it looks intensely at an individual, a group or event and draws conclusions in a specific context.
Using the case method
to translate theory into practice.
The reason for this point of analysis is simple: The case method
is centrally important to MBA teaching, and case studies are the cornerstone of that method (Hammond 1980, Lawrence 1953).
As we know, case method
of teaching is based on the premise that individuals learn by working on problems and sharing ideas with peers.
Some common methods of delivery are lectures, lecture-discussion groups, panel, and case methods
The art of a case method
instructor is to ask the right question at the right time, provide feedback on answers, and sustain a discussion that opens up various meanings of the case.
When using the case method
, however, preparation prior to class is imperative.