macattaq wrote:VincentChase wrote:"Do not have very good social skills."
Not "socially adept."
Where do you guys come up with this stuff? On what planet does standing in front of a classroom of upwards of 100 students day after day, year after year, not require some baseline level of social skills?
For whatever reason, these men and women chose to teach and research law rather than practice. Attributing all these negative character traits to them because of it seems to say more about the posters than about the professors.
Standing in front of a group of people, using a medium as an interface, does not necessarily mean that they can interact with those same people as individuals. Try talking to one of your profs one-on-one.
I'm not a big office hours guy, but the chances I've had to converse with professors they've seemed like perfectly normal, functioning people.
Honestly before I saw this thread, it wouldn't have even occurred to me to attribute any negative character traits to them. Just figured everyone is interested in the law and a lifestyle in a different way, nothing more, nothing less.