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Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby LAWYER2 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:46 pm

Our Professor for our (condensed) summer class which only consists of twelve total classes, will have missed a total four classes. Granted there have been substitute professors teaching the material however, I feel as though it is increasingly difficult to ascertain the (grading) professors expectations through substitute professors. I'm very frustrated along with other classmates about these circumstances. Any suggestions on a course of action, or should we just shut up and deal with it?

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby traehekat » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:23 pm

deal with it, imo, you're all in the same boat.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby seatown12 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:35 pm

Tell the school you want a tuition refund/credit toward next semester.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby studebaker07 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:37 pm

Sheesh that sucks. What kind of a final are we talking about here? Essay? Multiple choice? Matching? If you are all on the same curve, it doesn't really matter (unless some of the students in the class already had the primary professor once before)...

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby LAWYER2 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:59 pm

Final will mainly consist of Essay's and possibly some MBE's.

My only concern with us ALL being on a level playing field is that there were no pre-requisites for this class and as a result there are 3 2, and 1L's in the course. Presumably, the more experienced students will have a better chance at dealing with the unknown(s) than the less experienced pups like myself an others. :(

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby TTH » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:52 am

What a TTT prof.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby Borhas » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:45 pm

seatown12 wrote:Tell the school you want a tuition refund/credit toward next semester.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby shepdawg » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:28 pm

My contracts prof missed 9/29 classes, but there was never a makeup for any of them. Another 4 or so classes were "voluntary office hours." Basically, it was a "teach yourself contracts" class. The class itself was a breach of K.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby Borhas » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:28 pm

I missed about 1/2 my classes, maybe I should ask for a partial refund

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby shepdawg » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:18 pm

Borhas wrote:I missed about 1/2 my classes, maybe I should ask for a partial refund

How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby IAFG » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:23 pm

shepdawg wrote:
Borhas wrote:I missed about 1/2 my classes, maybe I should ask for a partial refund

How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.

lololol DF has earned 0 credits during 1L according to the ABA then...

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby LAWYER2 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:23 am

I talked to the administration and it's under review. The fact that the professor didn't mention she would be gone for such a long period of time prior to the last available drop date is a factor. However, I took my mid-term yesterday and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought, so even if I stay in the class it's a winnable situation for the most part.
It works out to around $440 per class session, so I really don't appreciate my time and money being wasted!

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:31 am

IAFG wrote:
shepdawg wrote:
Borhas wrote:I missed about 1/2 my classes, maybe I should ask for a partial refund

How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.

lololol DF has earned 0 credits during 1L according to the ABA then...


I'm pretty sure I'd get CLR, Torts, Civ Pro, IP, and MAYBE property. K's, Con Law, Islamic law and Crim would be pwnd. I really don't think I went to Crim 6 times.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby lawgod » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:35 am

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
shepdawg wrote:
Borhas wrote:I missed about 1/2 my classes, maybe I should ask for a partial refund

How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.

lololol DF has earned 0 credits during 1L according to the ABA then...


I'm pretty sure I'd get CLR, Torts, Civ Pro, IP, and MAYBE property. K's, Con Law, Islamic law and Crim would be pwnd. I really don't think I went to Crim 6 times.


Section 4

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby danquayle » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:39 am

traehekat wrote:deal with it, imo, you're all in the same boat.


Yep, that's the beauty of the law school curve. It's all relative. Just study previous exams if the prof makes those available.

Borhas wrote:
seatown12 wrote:Tell the school you want a tuition refund/credit toward next semester.


Please, it's not like you really go to law school to learn the law. Now if this were an absentee barbri instructor, I'd be pissed.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:45 am

lawgod wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
shepdawg wrote:How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.

lololol DF has earned 0 credits during 1L according to the ABA then...


I'm pretty sure I'd get CLR, Torts, Civ Pro, IP, and MAYBE property. K's, Con Law, Islamic law and Crim would be pwnd. I really don't think I went to Crim 6 times.


Section 4


haha, I assume you are as well.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby Stanford4Me » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:52 am

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
shepdawg wrote:
Borhas wrote:I missed about 1/2 my classes, maybe I should ask for a partial refund

How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.

lololol DF has earned 0 credits during 1L according to the ABA then...


I'm pretty sure I'd get CLR, Torts, Civ Pro, IP, and MAYBE property. K's, Con Law, Islamic law and Crim would be pwnd. I really don't think I went to Crim 6 times.

I was called out my my Crim professor for missing too many classes. LAWL 1L

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:00 am

Desert Fox wrote:
lawgod wrote:
Section 4


haha, I assume you are were as well.

were. it's over. over forever. thank God.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:00 am

I remember this saying from one of my martial arts classes, "don't fuck with the person that can fuck you up outside the dojo." It's better to suck up to someone that's more powerful & authoritative than you 'cause they will fuck you up one way or another.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:02 am

IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
lawgod wrote:
Section 4


haha, I assume you are were as well.

were. it's over. over forever. thank God.


I liked my section.

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby Borhas » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:13 am

Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
lawgod wrote:
Section 4


haha, I assume you are were as well.

were. it's over. over forever. thank God.


I liked my section.


course you might be saying that cause they might be on the interwebs readings your poasts

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby seatown12 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:35 am

danquayle wrote:
seatown12 wrote:Tell the school you want a tuition refund/credit toward next semester.

Please, it's not like you really go to law school to learn the law. Now if this were an absentee barbri instructor, I'd be pissed.

But I'd love to hear the school tell me this to avoid giving my money back.

BrianGriffintheDog wrote:It's better to suck up to someone that's more powerful & authoritative than you 'cause they will fuck you up one way or another.

lol

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby IAFG » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:43 am

Isn't BarBri just a bunch of videos?

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby lawgod » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:59 pm

How'd you do that? You can only miss 6 before ABA give 0 credit.[/quote]
lololol DF has earned 0 credits during 1L according to the ABA then...[/quote]

I'm pretty sure I'd get CLR, Torts, Civ Pro, IP, and MAYBE property. K's, Con Law, Islamic law and Crim would be pwnd. I really don't think I went to Crim 6 times.[/quote]

Section 4[/quote]

haha, I assume you are as well.[/quote]

nope, 3

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Re: Professor absent for 1/3rd of the classes?

Postby dailygrind » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:07 pm

danquayle wrote:
traehekat wrote:deal with it, imo, you're all in the same boat.


Yep, that's the beauty of the law school curve. It's all relative. Just study previous exams if the prof makes those available.


This "affects everyone equally" thing is bogus. On average, more randomness hurts good students and helps bad students.




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