9 Accordion

Accordion questions allow the reader to choose to expand a box to reveal more text. Students are not asked to enter any information or select the right answer, but rather, engage with the material by revealing information through a drop-down feature. Note that the drop-down button text can be revised to say something other than “Reveal the answer.”

An author has used this content type for what she called “Socratic Scripts” for a case. For example:

Expand on Your Understanding – Socratic Script: Walls v. Oxford Management

Question 1. What is the holding of the case?

Question 2. Why is a jury not involved in resolving the case?

Question 3. What tension in common law rules does the court identify in its reasoning? Another way of putting this question is that the court identifies a set of competing default rules; how does it frame those and how does it tailor its holding in light of them?

Question 4. What does the court mean when it states that it “will not place on landlords the burden of insuring their tenants against harm from criminal attacks”?

Question 5. What consequences might follow if courts routinely did find that landlords owed their tenants a general duty of care to prevent criminal attacks?




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