Tanicius wrote:DreamShake wrote:TheoO wrote:TheoO wrote:Hey Boalt people, anyone have any word on Russell Robinson for Conlaw? Please pm me!
Just wondering if anyone has any word on the guy above.
Readings are pretty light. Tries to encourage a lot of class discussion but doesn't do a terribly good job of balancing sides (an understandable flaw). Be forewarned that his class is essentially a semester on equal protection and due process as they relate to (a) Blacks/Hispanics (and not whites, Asians, or other non-Black/Hispanic minorities), (b) homosexuals, and (c) women. There's a one/two-week commerce clause piece thrown it at the end as well. I strongly regretted taking the class because I expected more than this.
Eh, that wasn't how my class with him went. We spent the first 5-6 weeks on Lockner and then did the Commerce Clause for a few weeks after that.
We weren't in the same class--I took him as a 3L, probably a year after you had him. Can't recall if we started on EPC or DPC, but we stuck with it for months then moved onto the other. Maybe I'm shortchanging the time spent on CC out of hindsight bias or something similar, but I'm fairly confident we didn't spend more than 2-3 weeks on it. And the final was 100% EPC/DPC.
Someone can always take Ross if a more diversified conlaw curriculum is desired--iirc, he's known to balance subject matter a little more.