In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

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In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby fonzerelli » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:29 pm

What drives these curious beasts? Who becomes a law professor? What motivates them? What do they like to see from students? Do they exhibit bias? Are they overcompensating for something from their youth? Should I bring a taser? Whilst preparing for this law school safari in the fall I'd like to hear your thoughts on what these strange animals are all about....

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby pandacot » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:20 pm

They're normal, intellectual people who take an interest in the law and hope that students aren't retards who write 20-page essays that address everything but the facts and elements of law. Most professors are awesome, from my experience. No need to interpret them as Discovery Channel beasts.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby Cavalier » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:23 pm

I think they are a lot like snails, based on how long it takes them to grade exams.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby pandacot » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:27 pm

My property prof had our exam graded in 3 days! This man is serious about law school, or maybe it's the fact that he is retiring next semester?

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:27 pm

Cavalier wrote:I think they are a lot like snails, based on how long it takes them to grade exams.

bears imo. ornery when provoked and hibernate from December to February.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:29 pm

fonzerelli wrote:What drives these curious beasts? Who becomes a law professor? What motivates them? What do they like to see from students? Do they exhibit bias? Are they overcompensating for something from their youth? Should I bring a taser? Whilst preparing for this law school safari in the fall I'd like to hear your thoughts on what these strange animals are all about....


Semi-cool nerds?

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:10 pm

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby solidsnake » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:01 am

Kohinoor wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I think they are a lot like snails, based on how long it takes them to grade exams.

bears imo. ornery when provoked and hibernate from December to February.



I laughed.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby VincentChase » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:10 am

I think they've all been normal, everyday guys so far. Brilliant, but to a man someone you'd want to have a drink with. No reason to negatively stereotype, from my experience.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby Snooker » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:46 am

They spend most of their time writing things that nobody reads except for the staff of law reviews. I wonder how that must feel.

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Postby Kohinoor » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:50 am

Snooker wrote:They spend most of their time writing things that nobody reads except for the staff of law reviews. I wonder how that must feel.

Much of their social circle is colleagues that publish and read those articles and sycophantic students that read those articles and rush the stage after class to discuss said articles with the professors.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby 20160810 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:09 am

The 2010 posters are off to a strong start.

Kohinoor's post made me lol though.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby VincentChase » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:38 am

Snooker wrote:They spend most of their time writing things that nobody reads except for the staff of law reviews. I wonder how that must feel.


I think about that sometimes, too. Then again, they're trying to influence interpretation of the law and make a real difference, so they aren't necessarily writing for an audience except for a very niche, influential one - judges.

All that being said, I'm quite sure that it's worth it for them when they pick up their $200K paycheck with absolutely no day-to-day pressure.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby rbgrocio » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:52 am

You have the ones who are very passionate about what they do, and others who are just there.... they don't want to teach you anything.... and you're basically on your own the entire semester.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby fonzerelli » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:21 pm

VincentChase wrote:
Snooker wrote:They spend most of their time writing things that nobody reads except for the staff of law reviews. I wonder how that must feel.


I think about that sometimes, too. Then again, they're trying to influence interpretation of the law and make a real difference, so they aren't necessarily writing for an audience except for a very niche, influential one - judges.

All that being said, I'm quite sure that it's worth it for them when they pick up their $200K paycheck with absolutely no day-to-day pressure.


You're talking tenured, right? That's pretty comfortable... considering the job description and relative to a more pressure-filled/late hour gig in a firm.

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:44 pm

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby fonzerelli » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:59 pm

thesealocust wrote:All that being said, I'm quite sure that it's worth it for them when they pick up their $200K paycheck with absolutely no day-to-day pressure.



This is very good to know. If I'm involved in some professor/student debate next year, I'll always have the "Mr. Professor, I'm just not sure you're adequately capable of understanding the poor person's perspective here" card up my sleeve. :D

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby underdawg » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:38 pm

profs at T3-T4 schools are con artists

can't think of a more morally shaky job than earning 100k+ to write papers about shit no one cares about except for other people earning 100k+ (or those who wish to be them), while earning that 100k+ from people who mostly will never ever earn 100k+

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby fonzerelli » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:44 pm

underdawg wrote:profs at T3-T4 schools are con artists

can't think of a more morally shaky job than earning 100k+ to write papers about shit no one cares about except for other people earning 100k+ (or those who wish to be them), while earning that 100k+ from people who mostly will never ever earn 100k+


+100k ;)

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby Oblomov » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:49 pm

pandacot wrote:They're normal


What school do you go to?

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:19 pm

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Re: In this thread we observe the Law Professor Animal....

Postby fonzerelli » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:21 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I think they are a lot like snails, based on how long it takes them to grade exams.

bears imo. ornery when provoked and hibernate from December to February.

:lol:

Also, why is the OP posting in the law students forum when he's not a law student yet?


Because this is where I get credited answers.... it's "for" law school students but 0L's can learn from it, I hope.




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