Academic lawyers are not known for being in the forefront of educational innovation. The black letter law tradition - whereby law is conceived as a network of given facts to be mastered, remembered and applied - marries well with a narrow didactism in which lecturers pronounce their words of wisdom and undergraduates receive them (or not, as the case may be). At its worst, predigested information is fed by lecturers to students to be regurgitated, barely masticated, in examinations.