In the traditional law school classroom — the kind you saw on The Paper Chase, the kind you read about in One L — professors instruct solely by relentlessly asking intimidating questions. It’s a counterintuitive approach. And yet almost without fail, the professors’ highly directed questions elicit from the students themselves the essential principles behind rulings, cases and entire areas of law. The students, having discovered those principles seemingly on their own, absorb them all the better for it. But in truth, it is the questions that got them there.