alypantalones wrote:Schedules out (for the most part). I saw a post about Blakey assigning heavy reading and being difficult to understand. I'm pretending to be okay with this since I have him from Crim Law. Is this my Paper Chase professor? Any advice about Kaveny, O'Byme, Simon and/or Pojanowski? Anything is helpful...
I had Blakey. He can assign a lot but the class was mostly focused on the cases. And look over the grammar handout if he gives you one before the first class. He wants to change the way you think. He's teaching you to be a prosecutor. If you want a crim law class where you memorize states of mind and Model Penal Code, that's not Blakey. He is a Notre Dame institution. He wrote RICO and a lot of his students love him. I even signed up to take one of his upper level classes. He will be intimidating early on but he's really a nice guy.
I loved Pojo. He will rotate through calling on people so you'll be up about 5 or 6 times. He is very accommodating in terms of making sure you understand questions. He is a very nice guy and last year invited over students stuck in town for Thanksgiving. I am waiting to take Jurisprudence with him.
I also had Simon. I thought her in class style was a little underwhelming because it felt like we just went through a slideshow. But they say she really knows her stuff. She is a nice lady and once you're a 2L you're invited to her tailgates. I plan to go share some brews this fall.
The research professors are honestly interchangeable. It's such a standardized curriculum and the differences will be personality wise but I think half the classes were cancelled anyway.
Kaveny did not teach 1Ls last year and I have not heard anything about her.