The privilege a law student asks for so that he is not called on in class for the day. A student may give either an excuse or a justification for this request, preferably by email ahead of time, or in person right before class. The term is called "Socratic" immunity because most professors in law school use the Socratic method of teaching, grilling a student with questions for ten minutes of class or more.
Socratic immunity is critical because most law school professors count class participation as at least a small factor in a student's grade.
by Moggraider September 28, 2010