I understand there have been changes for the better, but once upon a time law schools and business schools fostered an atmosphere in which their students (a.k.a. customers) were intellectually bullied and laden with massive amounts of work.
[See the movie version of The Paper Chase to get a sense of the law school version. Peter Robinson gives the business school equivalent in his book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.]
What explains the passivity of the students, who tend to be highly accomplished and bright people?
Is it raw ambition?
Some bizarre herd mentality?
I have heard that medical schools did not - and do not - foster that atmosphere. If correct, that is very encouraging.