A student should never brief a case. Law professors emphasize the importance of briefing a case. They claim that it will help students analyze cases and learn how to extract important information from cases (which is something lawyers need to do).
There are significant differences between law school and undergrad, and most students are not physically or mentally prepared. Many students are expected to get straight A’s because they have been doing that their entire life. Law school is a rude awakening for most students because they no longer are at the top of their class.
The Socratic Method is synonymous with law school. While the method is extremely valuable for lawyers, it is not helpful for law students; and oftentimes, it just detracts from them learning the law.