FlightoftheEarls wrote:keg411 wrote:^
Stop making me wish I took Public Corp last semester . Wouldn't have had to suffer through PR either, which would have been a double benefit. But that's all my own fault. I did an awful job of constructing my schedule last semester.
Haha, my bad. I'm a pretty big Pritchard fan, and I think he gets a worse reputation than he deserves. He's definitely not for everybody, but he's an incredible teacher if you have thick skin. If I'm being completely honest, I think those people who have a problem with Pritchard are in for a very rude awakening if they ever practice corporate law/M&A where they'll be dealing with aggressive bankers on the reg.NZA wrote:Thanks, both of you. Damn. Is Pritchard any more crazy than Krier? Because I have Krier right now, and I feel like people exaggerated his craziness.
I've never had Krier, actually. What I've heard, though, is Krier might be a little more of the random/cursing kind of "crazy". Pritchard isn't crazy, he's just very bright and won't put up with touchy-feely, bullshit answers. He rarely gives hypotheticals that should be argued one way and then the other and allow you to discuss your feelings or go on an obnoxious tangent with some ridiculous policy argument. Instead, his hypotheticals generally require a correct answer, and then he'll change up the in-class hypotheticals and make you reanalyze the issue from a very different direction. You learn a ton doing it, and he won't hesitate to give you shit (and dock your grade) if your section is on call (everyone is fair game only one day per week) and you aren't adequately prepared for that day.
Have you noticed how every now and then people who aren't prepared (I've done this myself) try to rephrase the cold-call question to the professor to have them repeat it in a way that leads you to the correct answer, or that even just gives you the correct answer? That won't work on him - he knows his question is clear enough, and he'll just stare at you. It may sound scary, but I find it unbelievably refreshing.
Nice. Thanks again for the advice! I agree with you about that teaching style: I hate it when people get away with bullshit answers. Argh, hard decision, though. I think if it were any other class, I'd jump at the chance to have a professor like Pritchard, but I'm just not too confident I'll be able to do well with the subject matter.