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Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby aca0260 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:49 pm

The dude goes on wild uber-cynical rants about current events every day. We have barely touched a single case. I hear this happens every once in a while - do most people rely on hornbooks/other supplements? Its Torts btw.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby LAWYER2 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:52 pm

I pretty much had to teach myself Civ Pro I, and Crim Pro. You'll get a couple classes where you'll basically have to teach yourself the law. Consider it a blessing since the rest of your classmates are just as fogged as you are. You should be doing this anyway regardless of the professor.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:53 pm

Its only been a week. Chill and see what happens.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby 24secure » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:12 pm

Not like Torts is impossible to learn either. In my opinion, besides Criminal Law, its one of the easier 1L subjects.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby shock259 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:34 am

My torts professor also seems like a joke. We aren't even covering intentional torts. She had us do a "mock argument" thing on the first day about a news article we read. It was complete with a judge panel of students. It probably wasted about 40 minutes of class. The class also uses those clicker things each day where she poses a question to the class and everyone puts an answer in. It doesn't even feel like an undergrad class. More like high school. Oh, and she's also the least confident professor ever. And she's been teaching for 1 year.

I'm just happy that it is torts and not something like Legislation and Regulation or Civ Pro (read: something harder). I'm planning on just using my coursebook, E&E, and teaching myself.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby traydeuce » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:47 am

shock259 wrote:My torts professor also seems like a joke. We aren't even covering intentional torts.


Nor should you. We didn't cover intentional torts either. How often do you think assault, battery, or trespass get litigated? And to the extent that they do, do you think there's any complexity to that stuff? The whole point of a first year curriculum is to teach you to think about the law. So if you're sitting there learning a bunch of cut and dry, hornbook stuff, that doesn't really help you.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby shock259 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:18 am

Fair fair.

but the rest of my post still stands :P

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby starchinkilt » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:00 am

aca0260 wrote:The dude goes on wild uber-cynical rants about current events every day. We have barely touched a single case.


Welcome to law school.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby Oban » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:35 am

Make sure you pay attention in torts, it may be easy in boring, but chances are you could end up practicing it.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby Geist13 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:34 am

These types of classes, where the professor is essentially not teaching, are great opportunities for good grades. Make sure to stay on top of teaching yourself the material all semester. You'll likely be well ahead of your classmates. They will get frustrated/lazy and realize too late that they need to teach the course to themselves.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby Cupidity » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:41 am

aca0260 wrote: Its Torts btw.


every torts class ever.

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Re: Professor avoids subject/material..

Postby dailygrind » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:42 am

Geist13 wrote:These types of classes, where the professor is essentially not teaching, are great opportunities for good grades. Make sure to stay on top of teaching yourself the material all semester. You'll likely be well ahead of your classmates. They will get frustrated/lazy and realize too late that they need to teach the course to themselves.


These sorts of classes are risky propositions for good grades. Where a professor doesn't focus on teaching anything specific, it's very difficult to determine what the test is going to be on. So you may end up spending more time on that class because you think you'll get the jump on your classmates, and then find that what you studied barely appears on the test. Then you're left with a mediocre grade in that class, and a relatively worse grade in the classes you sacrificed study time in.




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